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Offline LindaN

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Marijuana consumption and weight, adverse health effects
« on: October 14, 2008, 11:44:36 AM »
I am working with a client who is obese, has high blood pressure, and is borderline diabetic, type II.  She wants to lose weight and control her blood sugar and blood pressure. However, she smokes marijuana every night, and so I did some research to determine the adverse effects. 

I found the following sites that provided information about how marijuana use does contribute to weight gain and how long-term use may have other adverse effects.  If anyone has any additional information that would be helpful, I would greatly appreciate it.  Thanks for your help!

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3228283
www.nida.nig.gov/Infofacts/marijuana.html
www.health.usnews.com/articles/health/2008/05/14/marijuana-linked-to-heart-disease-and-depression