Marijuana Users Face Risk Of High Blood Sugar Later In Life, Study Suggests

Marijuana users may face future risks of developing prediabetes — elevated levels of blood sugar that can be a precursor to full type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Current users and those who have used marijuana earlier in life are more likely to have or develop prediabetes than people who have never used it, the researchers say.

A survey of more than 3,000 people in the U.S. found that current adult users of marijuana were 65 percent more likely to exhibit poor blood sugar control, while those who have given up marijuana but used it at least 100 times in their lives showed a 49 percent greater chance of developing prediabetes, the researchers wrote in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

The new findings are in contrast to some earlier studies on associations between marijuana and health, which yielded contradictory results in terms...

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