Marijuana may now fight diabetes, researchers say

4A3B4FA75187E4D3BFB5CB27EA561_h231_w308_m5_caKLEVdaqThe magical weed that helps us stay trim, be less crazy, control seizures, cure Crohn’s, rescue the economy and make watching TV game shows more enjoyable is now being credited for possibly reducing the risk of diabetes, too.

Analyzing statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey,” researchers uncovered the good news that current marijuana users had 16 percent lower fasting insulin levels and 17 percent lower levels of insulin resistance than their nonstoner friends. Bonus: Scientists found that pot users also had slimmer waistlines and higher levels of “good” cholesterol. 

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