Cannabis users age FASTER than those who avoid the drug, study claims
Cannabis users age faster than those who avoid the drug, a new study claims.
A study of just over 1,100 people found the drug has a significant affect on the cardiovascular system, accelerating the build-up of cholesterol in the arteries.
It means a 30-year-old cannabis smoker, for example, has the biological age of a 33-year-old, the University of West Australia researchers claim.
The study is the first of its kind to look at marijuana's impact on biological ageing.
Its release on Monday coincided with a report presented to the American Heart Association, which looked more closely at how... read more