Using Cannabis Not Associated With Heart Abnormalities at Middle Age: Study

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op

WELLNESS Using cannabis not associated with heart abnormalities at middle age: study Just seven per cent of subjects had major ECG anomalies By Angela Stelmakowich Researchers considered the experiences of 2,585 middle age subjects in four U.S. communities. / Photo: hitmanphoto / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Occasional current and lifetime cumulative use of cannabis are not associated with increases in heart abnormalities at middle age, suggests a new study by researchers from Switzerland and the U.S.

Evaluating the prevalence of electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities in cannabis users, researchers found “no evidence that current or lifetime cumulative use of marijuana was associated with a higher prevalence or incidence of major or minor ECG abnormalities,” according to a blog by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).

Published last week in Addiction, the finding was despite controlling for potential confounders, such as alcohol and tobacco use, physical activity, body mass index, sex and age, notes the study abstract.

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