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French study suggests that marijuana use could potentially may reduce the risk of type II diabetes development

marijuana and medical applications Marijuana has dozens of practical applications. It's not just medical applications, although remember that it is recommended to treat the pain of peripheral neuropathy in people living with HIV, (I suffer this and know how much it hurts a passion, and being forbidden, not to fall in the 'Knitwear law "), it is also recommended to relieve side effects of antiretroviral drugs for HIV, the so-called cocktail for opening the appetite and controlling nausea, vomiting and incessant avoiding, moreover, be released in certain states of the USA for therapeutic purposes as in cases of pain relief in 'terminal illness', there is, not only in Brazil, but in almost all hypocritical governments of said countries "1 of the world" (sic), which maintains the ban, which only favors drug trafficking, which favors the purchase of weapons on the black market (which is indeed a case of police or even Interpol) and so on causing a potential remedy, which could be called, including, of pharmacopoeia. On the other hand, in Portugal, the use has been released and there are a number of people who normally live (if there is any rule which may estalecer a hypothetical parameter 'normality' ', working, educating their children, helping in the progress of country to work without loss of productivity and, instead, with a significant reduction of hospital visits and an explosive reducing the number of absences from work for health-related reasons, without mentioning, because it would be cowardice, the benefit that brought Jose Mujica Uruguay ... (...)
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Thanks to the wide availability of potent anti-HIV combination therapy (commonly called ART-therapy antiretroviral or HAART), many HIV-positive patients are living longer and researchers increasingly expect that some of these people reach old age. HIV-positive people with advanced age, the risk of diabetes type 2 and other complications related to aging are likely to increase. The precursor of diabetes type 2 is insulin resistance and discuss this in the next opportunity.

The hormone insulin helps move sugar (glucose) in the blood into the cells. Inside the cells, the sugar is converted into energy. Relatively stable blood sugar levels are needed to help the body organs perform their best. In some people, the cells become less responsive to insulin and a development called insulin resistance. To compensate, the pancreas gland produces more insulin, and this "tactic" works for a while in some cases for years. But with the passing of time,If no measures are taken to reverse insulin resistance (This link opens in another tab of your browser, and another site, which is in English. I take personally committed to translate it into a maximum of 30 days from the date of publication of this article) With the guidance of a doctor, the problem may worsen. Finally, despite the increasing insulin production, resistance to the effects of this hormone becomes overwhelming and diabetes type 2 develops.

As part of a study (called HEPAVIH ANRS CO-13) researchers in Marseille and in other regions of France have been monitoring the health of HIV-positive patients co-infected adults with hepatitis C virus (HCV). The researchers collected information on participants through questionnaires, blood samples and more reports. Some of the questions posed to participants treated with the use of substances, including marijuana.

The researchers found a statistical relationship between marijuana use and a possible decrease in insulin resistance risk.

Marijuana in its natural state

Marijuana in its natural state

Study Details

The total number of study participants was 1.324 people. However, researchers excluded those with diabetes or insufficient data for the final analysis. This left 703 participants, who were the focus of this analysis. The profile of these 703 participants at enrollment was as follows:

  • 68% Of men, 32% of women
  • Average age - 44 years
  • Most participants (69%) had CD4 + count above 350 cells / mm3
  • Most participants (72%) had a viral load below 50 copies / ml


Four syringe with insulin pen

The questionnaire asked participants if they used marijuana and how often.

The researchers found that, in their first study visit, 46% of respondents revealed that they had used marijuana in the past four weeks, distributed as follows:

  • Occasional use - 21%
  • Regular use - 12%
  • Daily use - 13%

Having several factors into account, the researchers found that participants who used marijuana were less likely to have insulin resistance.

In addition, the researchers found that drinking coffee was associated with a decreased risk of insulin resistance.

Have in mind


It is important not to generalize or trivialize. If you are HIV positive should keep an eye on this and on everything that happens in your body. However, not so you must live in a paranoid state. Each person is an individual and each case is different

This study was observational in design.

Such studies do not allow to take definitive conclusions between cause and effect. In other words, this study can not prove that marijuana use, in fact, reduces the risk of insulin peripheral resistance. Observational studies can never rule out the possibility of some other factor not measured during the study may not have been noticed, may have distorted the conclusions when interpreting the data. The findings of this study, therefore, need to be carefully analyzed. However, the study is a good first step to establish a possible link between cannabis use and a decreased risk of insulin resistance in HIV-positive patients. This study was necessary because some observational data of HIV-negative people in the US also suggest an association between exposure to marijuana and a reduced risk of insulin peripheral resistance. Doctors in Quebec, working with Inuit people have also found in observational studies, that marijuana, apparently, can help reduce the risk of insulin peripheral resistance. Despite these findings, other observational studies in HIV-negative patients did not find a beneficial association between marijuana and peripheral insulin resistance.

The need for good data

Data input always depends on the human factor

It is generally from a keyboard begins data entry. So it is important to consider the ffaattoorr hhuummaannoo

Doctors who treat people with insulin resistance is necessary company data than to make recommendations on the safety and the potential use of marijuana for the management of this condition. There are many questions that require answers that are relevant to the problem of insulin resistance, such as the following:

  • What does marijuana in human metabolism in order to reduce the risk of insulin resistance?
  • What compounds in marijuana can be responsible for reducing the risk of insulin resistance?
  • How many times marijuana be used to help reduce the risk of insulin resistance?
  • Which is more effective in reducing the risk of insulin resistance-coffee or marijuana?
  • It marijuana as effective as the widely used and relatively inexpensive sensitizer metformin to insulin? (Note that metformin is based on an extract of a plant).
  • How marijuana should be administered to the patient (smoked or ingested) to get the best effect against insulin resistance?
  • Marijuana helps all people with insulin resistance?
  • Marijuana and other drugs used to treat insulin resistance interact? If so, how?
  • How secure is the use of marijuana for people with insulin resistance and other coexisting diseases such as cardiovascular disease, lung disease and so on?

The French present study was not designed to answer these important questions.

However, well targeted and robust clinical trials could be developed to provide exhaustive answers to these and other issues surrounding peripheral insulin resistance and the potential medical use of marijuana.

Such tests are likely to be expensive and will require a long time to implement and eventually interpret the captured data.

However, by working with a doctor, specifically a (a) endocrinologist, making dietary changes, encouraging regular exercise and taking practice of religious and critical manner prescribed medication, it would be possible to control and reduce insulin resistance and reduce thus the risk of diabetes type 2.

Much has been said in the general legalization of marijuana. However, it would be wiser to research how best to consume marijuana, or its derivatives for medicinal purposes?

Much has been said in the general legalization of marijuana. However, it would be wiser to research how best to consume marijuana, or its derivatives for medicinal purposes?


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