A new study from the American College of Cardiology has found that daily marijuana use is associated with a higher risk of coronary artery disease.
The study, which was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, looked at data from more than 3,400 adults between the ages of 18 and 44. It found that people who reported daily marijuana use were more likely to have coronary artery disease than those who did not use marijuana.
The researchers also found that people who used marijuana more than once a week were more likely to have a higher risk of coronary artery disease than those who used it less often.
Dr. David Grossman, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, said that the findings are concerning. He noted that coronary artery disease is a leading cause of death in the United States and that marijuana use may be contributing to this problem.
“We know that marijuana use is associated with a variety of adverse health effects, including mental health issues and an increased risk of certain types of cancer,” he said. “This study adds to the evidence that marijuana use may also be associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease.”
Grossman noted that the study did not look at the long-term effects of marijuana use and that more research is needed to better understand the potential risks. He also urged caution for people who use marijuana on a regular basis.
“It’s important for people to be aware of the potential risks associated with marijuana use, including the increased risk of coronary artery disease,” he said. “It’s also important to talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have about your marijuana use.”
The study also found that people who reported daily marijuana use were more likely to have other health issues, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity.
The full coverage of the study can be found on USNN.