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Marijuana usage linked to common heart disease


According to a recent study published in the American Journal of the Medical Sciences, marijuana usage can lead to increased instances of coronary artery disease (CAD) caused by the build-up of plaque in a person’s arteries.

Researchers said that with the increasing acceptance of Marijuana, their study “emphasizes the potential harmful effects of cannabis use on cardiovascular health and highlights the need for further research as it (cannabis) becomes more accepted at both a national and global level.”

According to the National Post:

U.S. researchers have found that cannabis use is associated with prevalent coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common cardiovascular disease in the U.S., Canada and some other industrialized countries around the world.

Specifically, ever versus never cannabis users had 90 per cent increased odds of CAD, those who had used weed at least once a month for at least a year had 68 per cent increased odds and current users had near 98 per cent increased odds.

READ: Cannabis use associated with prevalent heart disease

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