Daily Marijuana Use Can Affect Your Heart
A new study reflects insights into the drug's effect on avid users
Using marijuana every day can raise a person’s risk of coronary artery disease, or CAD, by a third compared with those who never partake, a new study found.
"A growing body of evidence suggests that cannabis is not entirely without harm and may actually cause cardiovascular disease,” said lead study author Dr. Ishan Paranjpe, a resident physician at Stanford University. The study — which has not yet been published -— will be presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology.
"Thus, the decision to use cannabis must be carefully weighed against the potential for serious heart disease," Paranjpe said.
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