Marijuana use may increase risk of leg artery disease

Source: MSN

May 19, 2023 | Research

Smoking cigarettes has long been linked to peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition where the buildup of plaque narrows arteries and limits blood flow to the legs or arms. Now, a new study suggests that marijuana may have a similar impact, after finding that users had three times the risk of developing PAD. Researchers used data from U.S. National Inpatient Samples from 2016 to 2019. More than 620,000 of the 30 million patients were marijuana users. Among them, more than 2,400 also had PAD. The study found that marijuana users were at an increased risk even after controlling for some variables, including smoking cigarettes.  Read the article here.


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