Study: Cannabis Use Linked With Lower Diabetes Risk In HIV/HCV Patients

Study: Cannabis Use Linked With Lower Diabetes Risk In HIV/HCV Patients

MARSEILLE, FRANCE — A history of cannabis use is positively associated with a lower risk of insulin resistance (IR) in HIV/Hepatitis C co-infected patients, according to a longitudinal analysis published online ahead of print in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Insulin resistance is a leading cause of type 2 diabetes.

French investigators evaluated the association between cannabis use and IR in a nationwide cohort of HIV/HCV co-infected patients over a 60-month period. Researchers reported that patients with a history of cannabis…

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