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Women who consume cannabis frequently are less likely to be diagnosed with diabetes

About 11 million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes. In the U.S., more than 34 million people have diabetes , which is about one in 10 Americans. In 2019, diabetes accounted for nearly 90,000 deaths in the U.S.

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Citing diabetes as an important public health problem, researchers from Texas A&M University recently assessed the association between cannabis use and diabetes by sex among U.S. adults. They found that women who consumed cannabis frequently were less than half as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than women who abstained.

The study, published in the journal  Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, involved more than 15,000 participants

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