A study evaluating the effects of cannabis on diabetes was published in the Journal of Diabetes in June. The findings reflected similar results found in a study published in the American Journal of Medicine, which also concluded that cannabis use was associated with lower rates of insulin resistance.
A research study by the Connecticut School of Medicine found that cannabinoids are involved in maintaining a healthy gut and reducing inflammation. The study suggested that eating cannabis could help cope with type 2 diabetes.
A study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine examined the relationship between cannabis and obesity. Researchers have found that men who use cannabis have a lower body mass index (BMI) than those who do not use cannabis.
BMI is the measure of a person's body fat by weight and height. A low BMI is usually associated with a lower rate of cardiovascular risk factors or the risk of heart and blood vessel damage.
The findings of this report are similar to the findings in another recent study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, which suggests that cannabis users are less likely to put on weight and less likely to become obese.