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Can Marijuana Really Reduce Pot Bellies And Obesity?

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Dr. Barry Sears

The active ingredient in marijuana is THC that binds to endocannabinoid receptors in the brain to stimulate hunger.  That’s why most people who use marijuana experience “the munchies”.  One the most successful weight loss drugs was one that inhibited the binding of endocannabinoids to its receptors.  Unfortunately, it also caused suicidal thoughts.  Although a telephone survey states that current users have a lower BMI, science indicates with continued use of marijuana that their BMI levels should significantly increase.

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