Daily Marijuana Use by Alcoholics Linked to Reduced Liver Damage

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Daily Use by ics Linked to Reduced Liver Damage

Legal in 29 states plus the District of Columbia,  is credited with helping men, women, and children suffering from a host of perplexing conditions. A lifesaver for many, according to a new study published in the journal Liver International, daily use by chronic ics could inhibit the onset of liver damage.

For the peer-reviewed research, a team of scientists from the University of , Johns Hopkins University, and New York’s Maimonides examined the inpatient discharge data of 319,514 individuals with a history of abuse.

Once compared and analyzed, the data suggests that 10 percent of ics who also used exhibited an overall lower rate of “ic steatosis (AS), steatohepatitis (AH), fibrosis, cirrhosis (AC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).”

While this study provided great news for the “non-dependent--users” with a drinking problem, it had even better data for those ics who were also habitual users of : Daily consumers exhibited an even lower occurrence of liver than the occasional pot smoker.

According to the study, “Among users, individuals who additionally use (dependent and non-dependent use) showed significantly lower odds of developing AS.”

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The study correlated abuse with use and examined the probability of developing progressive ic liver (ALD) with respect to three exposure groups:

Made highly evident by the study, heavy drinkers who refrain from use are 90.39 percent more likely to develop liver . Conversely, those ics categorized as  “dependent” or “non-dependent” pot smokers faced a significantly reduced risk of developing one of the many forms of liver damage.

Seemingly bewildered by the plant’s anti-inflammatory properties, the study suggests that a direct correlation between a reduced occurrence of liver and use “remains unclear.”

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