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What effect does marijuana really have on weight gain?
- Université de Montréal. (2015, June 30). What effect does marijuana really have on weight gain?. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 1, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150630080147.htm
- ScienceDaily Summary:
- While cannabis alters the functions of neurobiological circuits controlling appetite, its effect on weight gain is complex since several factors appear to be involved. The main finding of the study shows that long-term cannabis use indeed influences weight gain, although its effects may differ by gender.
Emily Dubé, Jennifer O’Loughlin, Igor Karp, Didier Jutras-Aswad. Cigarette smoking may modify the association between cannabis use and adiposity in males. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 2015; 135: 121 DOI: 10.1016/j.pbb.2015.04.018