Previous or present hashish use is just not related to a better chance of hypertension

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The study included nearly 27,000 people who consumed weeds and who did not have high blood pressure at baseline.

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Angela Stelmakowich Lifelong cannabis use, 12 months of cannabis use, and 12 months of cannabis use were Lifelong cannabis use, 12 months of cannabis use, and 12 months of cannabis use were “not associated with the occurrence of hypertension”. /. Photo by GlobalStock / iStock / Getty Images Plus

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Using the sample, researchers conducted analyzes to “quantify the relationships between lifelong cannabis use, 12-month cannabis use, and 12-month cannabis use and incidence of high blood pressure,” according to last month’s Drug and Alcohol Review published study.

The mismatched analyzes showed that cannabis use was associated with a lower incidence of hypertension, but that “relationships were mixed up by age,” the study found. Adjusted for all confounding factors, lifelong cannabis use, 12-month cannabis use and 12-month cannabis use frequency (defined as at least monthly use) were “not associated with the incidence of high blood pressure,” write the authors of the study.

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws commented on the study results, noting that “Previous data have shown that cannabinoids can affect blood pressure and other cardiovascular responses, although these effects are usually short-lived.”

Statistics Canada reports that from 2012 to 2015, almost one in four Canadian adults was affected by high blood pressure. In the United States, 45 percent of adults have hypertension and nearly half a million deaths in 2018, including hypertension as a primary or contributing cause, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted.

One study found that cannabis smokers One study found that cannabis smokers “may be at a higher risk of dying from complications from high blood pressure than people who never use the drug.” /. Photo by Martin BERNETTIMARTIN BERNETTI / AFP / GettyImages /.AFP / GettyImages

People who smoke cannabis “may have a higher risk of dying from high blood pressure complications than people who never use the drug,” said a 2017 article from Harvard Medical School. that the cardiovascular risks of marijuana use may be similar to smoking cigarettes. “

And a study published five years ago in Addiction Research found that “cannabis use is linked to an acceleration in cardiovascular age.”

Research into cannabis use and its possible link to cardiovascular effects is mixed, however.

Research published online last year found that “Cannabis use disorders may increase the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease in women, especially hemorrhagic stroke,” although researchers recognized that “some of the excessive risks were due to the concomitant use of other substances could be”.

This time around, another study focused on men and looked at cannabis use and cardiometabolic risk factors that underlie the development of cardiovascular disease, including body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio, and blood pressure.

“With the exception of BMI, cannabis users’ averages for cardiometabolic risk factors were generally below clinical high risk thresholds,” the researchers emphasized. “Cannabis use is associated with a lower BMI, and a lower BMI is associated with a lower risk of other cardiometabolic risk factors.”

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