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Will Marijuana Help You Lose Weight?: We can't look at this study and take it as a license to go out and smoke p...

Will Marijuana Help You Lose Weight?: We can't look at this study and take it as a license to go out and smoke p...

A recent French study found that, on average, marijuana users are thinner than non-users. This finding comes as a surprise to many who think of the typical pot-smoker as a couch potato who scarfs down Cheetos and Doritos by the bag as the “munchies” set in. Dr. Yann Le Strat, a psychiatrist at Louis-Mourier Hospital in Colombes, France, said of the study’s findings : “We found that cannabis users are less likely to be obese than non-users. We were so surprised, we thought we [had] made a mistake. Or that our results were due to the sample we studied. So we turned to another completely independent sample and found exactly the same association.” The researchers attempted to account for many of the factors that might skew the results, including the “level of physical activity of the users, or the fact that they might also use tobacco.” Despite these attempted controls, there ...

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