July 14, 2013

Also Healthier Insulin Levels

1 Pot Smokers Have Narrower Waistlines

Past research has determined that marijuana smokers are less likely to become obese or to develop diabetes, and a recent study reported in the Journal of American Medicine has found that pot smoking directly effects metabolic processes that involve insulin, with one result being that pot users are thinner around their midsection. The study involved 4,657 adults, of whom 12 percent were acknowledged current pot users and 42 percent had smoked it in the past. Current use was associated with lower levels of glucose and fasting insulin and lower insulin resistance, and also with lower BMIs and smaller than average waist circumferences. This association was weaker for persons who had not smoked marijuana in the previous 30 days, indicating that the effect depends on ongoing pot use.

More at Yahoo.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Government Frowns on Marijuana Research

Tags: Marijuana and Health, Marijuana and Diabetes, Pot Smoking and Weight, Pot Smoking and Health, Diabetes and Pot Smoking

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Wal-Mart Loads Up on Twinkies

2 Twinkies Label: The Sweetest Comeback

Wal-Mart is one of the first retailers to offer the "First Batch" Twinkies in an "exclusive collectible box" that features the snack cake's new tagline: "The Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever." CNN Money reports that, as of today, Twinkies are available in 3,000 Wal-Mart stores. However, Monday is the official Twinkies launch date for all major retailers. Mini muffins, cupcakes and fried fruit pies will also be available Monday. Ho Hos, SuzY Q and Zingers will be sold in late August. Wal-Mart spokeswoman Veronica Marshall says that the Twinkies are the first since production started, which means they can sell fresh Twinkies, "not frozen ones." Who knew they froze indestructible Twinkies? The Hostess website doesn't contain nutrition info, but directs you to hotline: (800) 483-7253.

More at CNN Money | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Twinkie Bankrupt, Twinkie Diet, Twinkies Comeback, Twinkies Wal-Mart, Sweetest Comeback, Twinkies Return, Ho Hos, Zingers, SuzY Q

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