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Canadian study: Recent cannabis use linked to doubling of heart attack risk in those under 45

Canadian researchers looking at U.S. data found that adults under 45 years old who reported recently using cannabis were two times more likely to have had a heart attack.

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Published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, investigators considered data from 33,000-plus adults between the ages of 18 and 44 who had taken part in a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey. The study population was “younger adults in the community who aren’t at high risk of heart attack because of their age,” notes a press release.

Of the data of the people reviewed, 17.5 per cent said that they had consumed cannabis in

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