Possible Connection Between Marijuana Abuse And Stroke Or Heart Attacks

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 06:14 in Health & Medicine

Marijuana abuse leads to blood flow problems in the brain and increased risks for heart problems. To understand the way that marijuana might cause these side-effects, NIH scientists measured proteins in the blood of marijuana abusers and found that heavy marijuana users show increased levels of a protein called apolipoprotein CIII which can cause increases in blood triglyceride levels. These findings might explain why marijuana users suffer from brain and cardiac problems.

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