Marijuana triples your chances of dying from high BP

Marijuana use increases the risk of dying from high blood pressure by more than three times

Compared to nonusers, marijuana users had a 3.42 times higher risk of death from hypertension and a 1.04 greater risk for each year of use.

A total of 1,213 participants were considered for the analyses. "Marijuana stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, leading to increases in heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen demand", said Barbara A. Yankey, study lead author, and PhD student in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University, in a press statement.

Cardiovascular diseases constitute the leading cause of death worldwide, despite a lot of them being preventable. Participants who used marijuana and were past-smokers consisted of 16%, and past-smokers and those who smoke only cigarettes were 5% and 4% respectively.

In his response to Healthline, Armentano pointed out two separate longitudinal studies that examined the relationship between marijuana use and some common cardiovascular ailments.

Recent studies show that roughly 50 percent of US adults have tried marijuana at least once, but only 12 percent are current consumers of cannabis.

This data was cross referenced with mortality data from 2011 from the National Center for Health Statistics. In 2005-2006, participants were asked if they had ever used marijuana.

Russian plane makes observation flight over CIA, Pentagon and White House
Russian Federation and the United States have conducted similar flights over each other's territory 165 times over the past 15 years.

It's critically important for people with type 2 diabetes - those who have known risk factors for heart disease and those who don't - to follow their doctors' advice for lowering their heart disease risk.

In the current study, the research team estimated the associations of marijuana use, and duration of use, with death from hypertension, heart disease, and cerebrovascular disease, controlling for cigarette use and demographic variables, including sex, age, and ethnicity.

"However, although this paper has limitations there is enough evidence from other research to strongly suspect marijuana use increases the risk of some forms of heart disease, and it is certainly not harmless". And the findings are significant since the study reveals that marijuana can lead to a three-fold risk of death from hypertension. For example, it can not be certain that participants used marijuana continuously since they first tried it. They found death rates from high blood pressure were associated with people who reported using pot. But, this needs examination in a larger research, as the number of smokers in this study was only few. Also, in order to make informed decisions, it is vital for individuals as well as the policy makers to understand the impact of marijuana on health.

She said: "Support for liberal marijuana use is partly due to claims that it is beneficial and possibly not harmful to health".

This risk increases by more than one time for every year of cannabis use, a study found.

Related News:



Most liked

Missing woman's found found; police seek help finding her
It was unknown how long the vehicle had been at the gas station where it was found in Cottage Grove, the sheriff's office said. Her cell phone was found in a Dairy Queen parking lot a few hours after she went missing from the conference in Portland (top).

Delhi Police arrests suspected Al-Qaeda terrorist Syed Mohammad Zishan Ali
He is incidentally married to the sister of Kafeel Ahmed, the engineer from Bengaluru who carried out the Glasgow bombing of 2007. The special cell of the Delhi Police on Thursday arrested a terrorist allegedly linked to the dreaded terror group al-Qaeda.

Liverpool reject Barcelona's latest bid for Philippe Coutinho
Barcelona are expected to complete at least one major signing this summer, in order to fill the gap left by Neymar . This is not a situation where Liverpool need money or to cash in.

Trump's 'Fire And Fury' Remarks Disquiet Markets; Bump Oil, Gas
People walk past a television screen showing US President Donald Trump at a railway station in Seoul on August 9, 2017.

Four Earth-sized planets found orbiting Sun-like star
Tau Ceti , a favourite destination of science fiction writers, is very similar to the sun both in size and brightness. Every star has a habitable zone around it, with its size and location dependent upon the star's size and radiance.

Rising North Korea Tensions Rattle Markets; Treasuries Rise
The Energy Information Administration's report on U.S. crude oil inventories showed stockpiles falling much more than expected. While both firms reported strong quarterly revenue gains, they were more cautious about growth prospects ahead.

Guam told to 'enjoy paradise', ignore North Korean threat
The U.S. currency was down 0.5 percent at 109.73 yen , following a retreat to 109.740, its weakest since June 15. US gold futures fell 0.47 percent to $1,258.80 an ounce.Copper rose 0.78 percent to $6,464.00 a ton.

Burberry Group (LON:BRBY) Issued "Neutral" Recommendation at Credit Suisse Group
It dropped, as 26 investors sold Hub Group Inc shares while 65 reduced holdings. 0 funds opened positions while 0 raised stakes. The stock of Halyard Health Inc (NYSE:HYH) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, December 2.

Carrie Fisher's will reveals daughter's cut of estate
Singin' in the Rain star Reynolds died at 84 after a stroke December 28 as she planned her daughter's memorial. The court papers estimating the value of her estate were filed Tuesday.

Disney Stock Exacts Steeper Toll Than North Korea On Dow
Stocks have moved mostly lower in morning trading on Wednesday, adding to the modest losses posted in the previous session. ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude gained 1 cent to $49.57 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

TRAI begins work on data protection and government's role
Trai Chairman RS Sharma said Apple is acting like a "data coloniser" and is being "anti-consumer". It may create an arbitrage opportunity", COAI's Mathews said.

German satirist paints 'hate speech' tweets at Twitter HQ in protest
This is not the first time Shapira has sought to draw attention to hateful messages on social media. Germany has one of the world's toughest laws as far as hate speech is concerned.

Willian reveals why Mourinho failed to take him to Manchester United
He's done everything in football, he knows what he's doing and I'm sure he's building a great team for what he hopes to achieve there.

China defeated in opening FIBA Asian Cup game
Yesterday, the team had odds stacked against them as they were playing without big men Andray Blatche and June Mar Fajardo. The FIBA Asia Cup 2017 (formerly FIBA Asia Championships ) is being held at the Nouhad Nawfal Stadium in Lebanon .

Baby Died of Accidental Suffocation in Minder's Closet: ME
The death of a Texas baby boy who was found suffocated in his vehicle seat inside a closet on Monday has been ruled an accident. According to the Fort Worth Police Department, an Officer was dispatched to 600 block Woodpecker Lane on an Unconscious Person.