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‘Marijuana users have better blood sugar control'

Researchers have revealed that regular marijuana use is associated with favorable indices related to diabetic control.

world Updated: May 16, 2013 23:55 IST

Researchers have revealed that regular marijuana use is associated with favorable indices related to diabetic control. They found that current marijuana users had significantly lower fasting insulin and were less likely to be insulin resistant.

Marijuana has been used to relieve pain, improve mood, and increase appetite. A synthetic form of its active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC, has already been approved to treat side-effects of chemotherapy, AIDS-induced anorexia, nausea, and other medical conditions.