Role of the endocannabinoid system in abdominal obesity and the implications for cardiovascular risk

Role of the endocannabinoid system in abdominal obesity and the implications for cardiovascular risk.

Several cardiometabolic factors present in obese and insulin-resistant individuals represent a continuum of increasing risk for the development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Cannabis and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for weight loss?

Cannabis and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for weight loss?

Obesity is one of the highest preventable causes of morbidity and mortality in the developed world [1]. It has been well known for a long time that exposure to cannabis produces an increase of appetite (a phenomenon referred to as the 'munchies').

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The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among US Adults

The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among US Adults

There are limited data regarding the relationship between cannabinoids and metabolic processes.

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Obesity and Cannabis Use: Results From 2 Representative National Surveys

Obesity and Cannabis Use: Results From 2 Representative National Surveys

The role of cannabis and endocannabinoids in appetite regulation has been extensively studied, but the association of cannabis use with weight in the general population is not known.

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The interface: marijuana and body weight

The interface: marijuana and body weight.

“Acute marijuana use is classically associated with snacking behavior (colloquially referred to as “the munchies”). In support of these acute appetite-enhancing effects, several authorities report that marijuana may increase body mass index in patients suffering from human immunodeficiency virus and cancer…

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