Marijuana smokers are skinnier than non-tokers, study finds
Dudes and dudettes, listen up. Keep the honeybear bong flag a-flyin’, because a new study finds that marijuana helps regulate blood sugar levels, thus making regular smokers skinnier. And obviously happier, naturally. I mean, super happy, you guys. Especially if Chipotle started delivering. Oh man. Quoth The Atlantic:
Current marijuana users had significantly smaller waist circumference than participants who had never used marijuana, even after adjusting for factors like age, sex, tobacco and alcohol use, and physical activity levels. They also had higher levels of HDL (“good cholesterol”). The most significant differences between those who smoked marijuana and those who never or no longer did was that current smokers’ insulin levels were reduced by 16 percent and their insulin resistance (a condition in which the body has trouble absorbing glucose from the bloodstream) was reduced by 17 percent.
According to further reports, it can even stave off diabetes. How cool is that? It’s super cool, is what it is.