Study Finds Smoking Marijuana Could Have A Surprising Health Risk

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The study was based on the research on 1,213 adults aged 20 and above who had used marijuana for more than 11 years. In 2005, participants were asked if they ever used marijuana, and if they had, how old they were when they started. It also reported in the study that heart and blood pressure risks on marijuana users may be greater than the risk for cigarette smokers.

Yankey said were limitations in the way marijuana use was assessed - including that researchers could not be sure whether people had used the drug continuously since they first tried it. Scientists, publishing their findings in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, added that the risk of dying from hypertension grew with each year of smoking marijuana. As compared to non-users who had 3.42 times higher risk of death from hypertension. "This is not surprising since marijuana is known to have a number of effects on the cardiovascular system", Yankey said.

"Steps are being taken toward legalization and decriminalization of marijuana in the United States, and rates of recreational marijuana use may increase substantially as a result", said Yankey.

'Emergency rooms have reported cases of angina and heart attacks after marijuana use'. However, governments globally may be making a mistake since a new research study has revealed that marijuana can increase cardiovascular risks.

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"We found no association between cannabis and cardiovascular risks [e.g., high blood pressure, higher cholesterol], which may appear at odds with evidence that cannabis use increases risk for cardiovascular complications", the authors wrote. "It's important that recreational use of marijuana is approached with caution, because we don't have all the information".

'Support for liberal marijuana use is partly due to claims that it is beneficial and possibly not harmful to health, ' Yankey continued. Nor were there differences in in risks of mortality stemming from heart- or cerebrovascular-disease. "You would think that the marijuana if it was working on the vascular system to cause some damage, it should cause stroke, it should cause heart disease; it shouldn't [only] cause hypertension", he commented.

But after adjustment for various comorbidities, alcohol use, demographic factors, and other potential confounders, the use of marijuana was linked to a higher risk of hypertension-related death. Also, in order to make informed decisions, it is vital for individuals as well as the policy makers to understand the impact of marijuana on health.

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