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Pot Smokers: why are they skinny

Pot Smokers

Why are they skinny?



Total in study

4,657



46% never used marijuana

12% Currently use marijuana (at least once in the past 30 days)

42% Used marijuana in past (but not in the past 30 days)



Marital Status

Married/Cohabitating 2,899

Not Married/Cohabitating 1,756



Sex

Male 2279

Female 2378



Alcohol

Non-drinkers 1,528

<1 drink/week 1,247

1-14 drinks/week 1,565

>14 drinks/week 301



Race

Hispanic 1,410

Black 955

White 2,087

Other 205



Age

20-29 1732

33-44 1732

45-59 1696



Salary

<$20K 828

$20-50K 1324

$45-75K 1018

$75K+ 1171



Exercise

Inactive 2100

Active 2557



Education

Less than H.S. 1142

H.S. 1109

Some College 2401



Never used marijuana Used marijuana in past (but not in the past 30 days)

Currently use marijuana (at least once in the past 30 days)



Medical Findings

29.1/28.5/27.2 BMI KG/M2



10.1/8.8/7.5 Insulin MU/ML



2.5/2.2/1.8 Homa-Ir Insulin Resistance



103.5/100.6/99.7 Glucose MG/DL



97.4/97.6/93.6 Waist Circumference CM



Concluding Statistics

Current Users vs. Non

BMI lower by 7%

16% lower insulin levels

17% lower insulin resistance

waist circumference smaller by 4%



People who smoked, but not recently had similar results though to a lesser degree.

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Pot Smokers: why are they skinny

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New research suggests people who smoke marijuana are skinnier than those who abstain.
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