Sunday Special: A matter of life and death (part four)… …medicinal cannabis and cardiovascular disease (CVD):

We’re covering topics subjected to meta analysis by Indiana University about the effects of legal medical cannabis on various conditions in the US.

Excerpts: Contrary to other recent indications,”A recent study in the American Journal of Public Health indicates longtime marijuana consumption has no direct association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in middle-aged men.

According to the. 2017 study, 5,113 participants ranging in age from 18 to 30 participated in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study for more than 25 years.

Doctors from the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute at Bethesda MD estimated the cumulative lifetime exposure to cannabis by utilizing recurring assessments collected every 2 to 5 years.

The result was nothing short of outright encouragement for middle-aged men who feared their lifetime of recreational marijuana consumption might lead to cardiovascular disease later in life.

‘Results. A total of 84% (n = 4286) reported a history of use. During a median 26.9 years, we identified 215 CVD events, including 62 strokes or transient ischemic attacks, 104 cases of coronary heart disease, and 50 CVD deaths.

Compared with no use, cumulative lifetime and recent marijuana use showed no association with incident CVD, stroke or transient ischemic attacks, coronary heart disease, or CVD mortality. Marijuana use was not associated with CVD when stratified by age, gender, race, or family history of CVD.’

The study concluded, “Neither cumulative lifetime nor recent use of marijuana is associated with the incidence of cardiovascular disease in middle-age.”

As always, more (and the complete text) in the linked story.

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See full article – Study Acquits Long-Term Marijuana Consumption of CVD