Journal of Diabetology

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Short Communication - Journal of Diabetology (2021) Volume 5, Issue 5

Cannabis Use as Risk or Protection for Type 2 Diabetes: A Longitudinal Study of 18 000 Swedish Men and Women

Whether or not cannabis use may increase or decrease the danger of type 2 diabetes isn't clear. We analyzed the association between cannabis and subsequent type 2 diabetes and if a possible positive or reverse association persisted after controlling for potential confounders. Methods. during this population-based cohort study, 17,967 Swedish men and ladies (aged 18-84 years), who answered an in depth questionnaire in 2002 (including questions on cannabis use), were followed up for brand new cases of type 2 diabetes (n = 608) by questionnaire (in 2010) and in health registers during 2003-2011. Odds ratios (ORs) with 95% CIs were estimated in an exceedingly multiple logistic multivariate analysis. Potential confounders included age, sex, BMI, physical inactivity, smoking, alcohol use, and occupational position. Results. The crude association showed that cannabis users had a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes OR = 0.68 (95% CIs: 0.47-0.99). However, this inverse association attenuated to OR = 0.94 (95% CIs: 0.63-1.39) after adjusting for age. Conclusions. the current study suggests that there's no association between cannabis use and subsequent type 2 diabetes after controlling for age. to form more robust conclusions prospective studies, with longer periods of follow-up and more detailed information about cannabis use, are needed. 

Author(s): Alebel Yaregal Desale

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