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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Marijuana use holds three-fold blood pressure death risk: study
Eleazar 09:18 AM 08-10-2017
Marijuana use holds three-fold blood pressure death risk: study
Kate Kelland | Reuters



LONDON (Reuters) - People who smoke marijuana have a three times greater risk of dying from hypertension, or high blood pressure, than those who have never used the drug, scientists said on Wednesday.

The risk grows with every year of use, they said.

The findings, from a study of some 1,200 people, could have implications in the United States among other countries. Several states have legalized marijuana and others are moving toward it. It is decriminalized in a number of other countries.

"Support for liberal marijuana use is partly due to claims that it is beneficial and possibly not harmful to health," said Barbara Yankey, who co-led the research at the school of public health at Georgia State University in the United States.

"It is important to establish whether any health benefits outweigh the potential health, social and economic risks. If marijuana use is implicated in cardiovascular diseases and deaths, then it rests on the health community and policy makers to protect the public."

Marijuana is also sometimes used for medicinal purposes, such as for glaucoma.

The study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, was a retrospective follow-up study of 1,213 people aged 20 or above who had been involved in a large and ongoing National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In 20052006, they were asked if they had ever used marijuana.

For Yankey's study, information on marijuana use was merged with mortality data in 2011 from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, and adjusted for confounding factors such as tobacco smoking and variables including sex, age and ethnicity.

The average duration of use among users of marijuana, or cannabis, was 11.5 years.

The results showed marijuana users had a 3.42-times higher risk of death from hypertension than non-users, and a 1.04 greater risk for each year of use.

There was no link between marijuana use and dying from heart or cerebrovascular diseases such as strokes.

Yankey said were limitations in the way marijuana use was assessed -- including that researchers could not be sure whether people had used the drug continuously since they first tried it.

But she said the results chimed with plausible risks, since marijuana is known to affect the cardiovascular system.

"Marijuana stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, leading to increases in heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen demand," she said.

Experts not directly involved in the study said its findings would need to be replicated, but already raised concerns.

"Despite the widely held view that cannabis is benign, this research adds to previous work suggesting otherwise," said Ian Hamilton, a lecturer in mental health at Britain's York University.

http://reut.rs/2voF62N
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Titty Meat 04:46 PM 02-26-2020
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
Doesn't affect me. I've never tried it.


I had too many important things to accomplish in life.
Originally Posted by Randallflagg:
...And? What's your point? Smoking weed once a week isn't the same as smoking it 3-4 times a day for years. That's the problem we are facing. Folks who are buying and smoking on a daily basis whereas before - you smoked when you were able to score - maybe on the weekends. At least that is MY experience as a youngster.

I'm willing to go on record right here and now - there WILL be problems.

Just remember this: Vaping is now verboten. It was touted as a "safe alternative" to cigarettes. Bullshit. Anything foreign that you place in the human body over a period of time will have adverse effects eventually.
:-) ok Boomer
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Pablo 04:48 PM 02-26-2020
Originally Posted by Titty Meat:
Fuck weed
Originally Posted by Titty Meat:
You can get high and still do things you square
Lost in the woods 2.5 years ago Titty?
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Titty Meat 04:49 PM 02-26-2020
Originally Posted by Pablo:
Lost in the woods 2.5 years ago Titty?
Posted that as I was having a bad high
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JohnnyHammersticks 04:51 PM 02-26-2020
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
Doesn't affect me. I've never tried it.


I had too many important things to accomplish in life.
You sure did.

Those hundred idiotic posts per day in the political section of a football team's message board weren't gonna just type themselves.
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NinerDoug 04:54 PM 02-26-2020
Originally Posted by Titty Meat:
You can get high and still do things you square
It's difficult to rage about all the brown people in this country when you're stoned. It's counterproductive.
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ScareCrowe 05:11 PM 02-26-2020
Originally Posted by Randallflagg:
...And? What's your point? Smoking weed once a week isn't the same as smoking it 3-4 times a day for years. That's the problem we are facing. Folks who are buying and smoking on a daily basis whereas before - you smoked when you were able to score - maybe on the weekends. At least that is MY experience as a youngster.
Ummm, no dude. People have always been buying & smoking on a daily basis. Just because you were a part time smoker doesn't mean that other people haven't been smoking daily for years.
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F150 05:28 PM 02-26-2020
Originally Posted by Randallflagg:
...And? What's your point? Smoking weed once a week isn't the same as smoking it 3-4 times a day for years. That's the problem we are facing. Folks who are buying and smoking on a daily basis whereas before - you smoked when you were able to score - maybe on the weekends. At least that is MY experience as a youngster.

I'm willing to go on record right here and now - there WILL be problems.

Just remember this: Vaping is now verboten. It was touted as a "safe alternative" to cigarettes. Bullshit. Anything foreign that you place in the human body over a period of time will have adverse effects eventually.
Mr Randallflag, you are among the generation that discovered weed in the late 60s and have a lifetime of observations and I would expect even some experience with it.

That is all wrong now. Todays dopers are far smarter than dopers in the 60's, the 70's, the 80s, the 90's......you get it right? They assume you are just a boomer who has no idea what pot is.

You have no hope of having a rational discussion on weed. It is the answer to all things. Have a brownie......the youngsters think they discovered edibles as well.....
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Randallflagg 05:44 PM 02-26-2020
Originally Posted by F150:
Mr Randallflag, you are among the generation that discovered weed in the late 60s and have a lifetime of observations and I would expect even some experience with it.

That is all wrong now. Todays dopers are far smarter than dopers in the 60's, the 70's, the 80s, the 90's......you get it right? They assume you are just a boomer who has no idea what pot is.

You have no hope of having a rational discussion on weed. It is the answer to all things. Have a brownie......the youngsters think they discovered edibles as well.....

:-)

I get it, truly do. They have their opinions and I have mine, and that's OK. But you are right. There is absolutely nothing I can type or say that would have any impact whatsoever on anyone. All I can do is express my opinion and they can take it or leave it. Makes no difference to me.

I am a boomer. Can't help that. But I HAVE seen enough in my life to understand that for every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction so we will see. Cigarettes were sold (are sold) everywhere. Hell, even Doctors were featured in ads for tobacco companies. We know how that went, right? Today? Most people who smoke tobacco are considered pariahs on society and especially the medical community.

"Dipping" was considered a safe alternative to actively smoking cigarettes. Then came lip and jaw cancer. Oooops....

Vaping was another example of skirting the system. Now? Lung problems and companies that sell the product are considered dangerous. It's a never ending "cause and effect" syndrome.

So, bottom line? They want to smoke up? Go for it. It's their bodies. Opposite and equal reactions..........
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RubberSponge 05:53 PM 02-26-2020
Originally Posted by LiveSteam:
Some of my better work.
except for the strand part
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Fish 05:56 PM 02-26-2020
Originally Posted by Randallflagg:
...And? What's your point? Smoking weed once a week isn't the same as smoking it 3-4 times a day for years. That's the problem we are facing. Folks who are buying and smoking on a daily basis whereas before - you smoked when you were able to score - maybe on the weekends. At least that is MY experience as a youngster.

I'm willing to go on record right here and now - there WILL be problems.

Just remember this: Vaping is now verboten. It was touted as a "safe alternative" to cigarettes. Bullshit. Anything foreign that you place in the human body over a period of time will have adverse effects eventually.
LOL...
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philfree 06:05 PM 02-26-2020
I think this research is bs and probably done looking for a desired outcome.
I can only speak from my own experience but I've always had perfect blood pressure and I've been at it steady since 1975.
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Titty Meat 06:08 PM 02-26-2020
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
It's difficult to rage about all the brown people in this country when you're stoned. It's counterproductive.
It would be cool to tie him down and blow bong rips in his face.
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LiveSteam 06:12 PM 02-26-2020
Originally Posted by RubberSponge:
except for the strand part
Fix it and help finish it up..
https://youtu.be/E27S9sVRo4w
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Eleazar 06:36 PM 02-26-2020
Originally Posted by Randallflagg:
...And? What's your point? Smoking weed once a week isn't the same as smoking it 3-4 times a day for years. That's the problem we are facing. Folks who are buying and smoking on a daily basis whereas before - you smoked when you were able to score - maybe on the weekends. At least that is MY experience as a youngster.

I'm willing to go on record right here and now - there WILL be problems.

Just remember this: Vaping is now verboten. It was touted as a "safe alternative" to cigarettes. Bullshit. Anything foreign that you place in the human body over a period of time will have adverse effects eventually.
It's going to result in a new wave of smoking related illnesses, just as tobacco use was being stubbed out in most of the first world.
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Randallflagg 08:06 PM 02-26-2020
Originally Posted by philfree:
I think this research is bs and probably done looking for a desired outcome.
I can only speak from my own experience but I've always had perfect blood pressure and I've been at it steady since 1975.

My Father smoked Chesterfield cigarettes every day of his life and he died at 89. There is no "guarantee" that you will get lung cancer. Not everyone does.

Research is only "BS" when you disagree with the findings...
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