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Does #Marijuana Make You Skinny?

Google “Does Marijuana make you skinny?” and you’ll find a plethora of news articles like this one in The Atlantic: Study: Why Pot Smokers Are Skinnier  What is the science behind marijuana and metabolism? The American Journal of Medicine has published two research articles that showed regular marijuana usage boosts metabolism and helps people maintain […]

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American Journal of Medicine Editor Joseph Alpert

AJM Editor Calls for Expanded Marijuana Research

Marijuana for Diabetic Control For centuries, cannabis sativa, more commonly known as marijuana, has been used as a folk remedy to relieve pain, improve mood, and increase appetite.(1) In 1937, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the US Marijuana Tax Act that made it illegal to sell or use this herb. Nevertheless, cannabis continued to be used […]

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AJM in the News Worldwide

The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among US Adults— recently released by The American Journal of Medicine— sparked worldwide news last week. Time Magazine, MSNBC, CBS, Fox News, the Huffington Posts, and dozens of other news outlets covered this […]

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Marijuana Use & Insulin Control

Novel Study Reports Marijuana Users Have Better Blood Sugar Control Current marijuana users have 16% lower fasting insulin levels compared to non-users, according to an article published by The American Journal of Medicine. Regular marijuana use is associated with favorable indices related to diabetic control, say investigators. They found that current marijuana users had significantly lower […]

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