Pot Increases Hypertension Death Risk

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The study compared the causes of death among a group of around 1,200 people.

Some research suggests cannabis could reduce the size of tumors.

The argument that marijuana doesn't have any serious health side effects took a big hit, Reuters reported.

Recent marijuana legislation in the USA has made it necessary to determine the association between marijuana use and CV mortality, according to Barbara A. Yankey, PhD, MPH, MPA, MSc Clin Pharm, from the division of epidemiology and biostatistics at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University, and colleagues.

The team also looked at mortality data in 2011 from the National Centre for Health Statistics.

The only qualification to meet this definition was if NHANES respondents answered "yes" when asked if they had ever used marijuana.

Recent studies show that roughly 50 percent of US adults have tried marijuana at least once, but only 12 percent are current consumers of cannabis. According to the scientists' calculations, the average duration of marijuana use was 11.5 years.

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Marijuana can also function as a pain reliever that's helpful for those who can't use opioid painkillers. "Only participants eligible for mortality follow-up were included". They controlled for other risk factors cigarette use and demographic variables such as sex, age, and ethnicity. The study said there was no relationship between pot use and heart disease or cerebrovascular problems like strokes.

Cardiovascular diseases constitute the leading cause of death worldwide, despite majority being preventable. For example, it can not be certain that participants used marijuana continuously since they first tried it.

A Quinnipiac University poll found 94 percent of USA voters think medical marijuana should be legal.

Marijuana use may increase people's risk of death from hypertension (high blood pressure), a new study has found.

Neither cumulative lifetime nor recent use of marijuana is associated with the incidence of [cardiovascular disease].

The European Society of Cardiology published research that says people who have used marijuana could be more than three times as likely to die from hypertension, also known as high blood pressure.

"Given an increasing trend to decriminalise use of marijuana, it is important to understand the health risks of its use". "However, there is little research on the impact of marijuana use on cardiovascular and cerebrovascular mortality". Marijuana stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, leading to increases in heart rate, [BP] and oxygen demand. Since marijuana use is illegal in many jurisdictions, it is very hard to be certain about the health risks it poses, " explained Tim Chico, a reader in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Sheffield, who was not involved with the study. They focused on two main areas: lifestyle - diet, exercise, smoking, for example - and the reduction of risk factors associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar.

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