Study: Cannabis May Reduce Blood Pressure in Older Adults With Hypertension

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Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Open more share options Breadcrumb Trail Links News Study: Cannabis may reduce blood pressure in older adults with hypertension "Older adults are the fastest growing group of medical cannabis users, yet evidence on cardiovascular safety for this population is scarce." Author of the article: Sam Riches Twenty-six patients took part in the study, with a mean age of 70.4. PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES Article content A new study published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine has found that cannabis consumption among older adults with hypertension is associated with a drop in blood pressure.

A new study published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine has found that cannabis consumption among older adults with hypertension is associated with a drop in blood pressure.

The study was focused on patients aged 60 or older with hypertension and a medical cannabis prescription. Researchers monitored blood pressure, blood tests, electrocardiograms (ECG) and anthropometric measurements prior to the initiation of cannabis therapy and followed up three months afterward.

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