Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada, claiming more than 48,000 in a year. Additionally, about 741,800 Canadian adults over 20 currently live with the effects of a stroke.
In a recent meta-analysis, researchers scrutinized 24 cannabis research articles that investigated the drug’s impacts on cardiovascular risk factors—cholesterol levels, obesity rates, diabetes, etc.—and cardiovascular events, including stroke and heart attack.
Does cannabis affect heart health? We lack the data that says it does, though it may be connected to lower risk of obesity.
However, we dug up five facts about marijuana consumption and it’s relationship to cardiovascular health.
1. Low doses of THC appear to activate pro-cardiovascular health effects, while doses seem to have a net negative.
Parker is a cannabis enthusiast to the core who shares a keen interest in listening to what others have to say and understanding what’s important to them. Those who know Parker know that his passion for health and wellness runs deep, and his love of Canada even deeper!