Past or current cannabis use not associated with greater chance of hypertension

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After adjusting for all confounders, lifetime cannabis use, 12-month cannabis use and 12-month cannabis use frequency (defined as at least monthly use) “were not associated with the incidence of hypertension,” study authors write. Study: Cannabis may reduce blood pressure in older adults with hypertension Yikes. The unadjusted analyses showed that using cannabis was associated with a lower incidence of hypertension, but that “the relationships were confounded by age,” the study notes. A new study exploring the longitudinal relationship between using cannabis and having hypertension, or high blood pressure, shows that weed is actually associated with a lower incidence… that is until age gets thrown into the mix. In the U.S., 45 per cent of adults have hypertension and almost half a million deaths in 2018 included hypertension as a primary or contributing cause, notes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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A new study exploring the longitudinal relationship between using cannabis and having hypertension, or high blood pressure, shows that weed is actually associated with a lower incidence… that is until age gets thrown into the mix.

To get a better handle on what the cannabis/hypertension relationship looks like, an international research team — including investigators from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont. — carried out a three-year follow-up on a large population-based sample out of the U.S.

The team examined the self-reported data from two waves of the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, resulting in 26,844...

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