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Scientists have named a new danger of marijuana

Photo: Getty Images Marijuana could trigger death from hypertension

Smoking increases the risk of death from high blood pressure.

A group of American scientists from the University of Georgia called the new danger of Smoking marijuana – a three-fold increased risk of death from high blood pressure. The results of the study were published in the edition of the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

In the course of work the specialists analyzed data that was obtained during extensive research NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey). To the study in 2005-2006 were connected 1213 volunteers over the age of 20 who had used marijuana.

Some of the participants did not smoke at all (34 percent), about 20 percent had used cannabis on regular cigarettes, a small percentage of smoked cigarettes exclusively, and the remaining people quit Smoking. The experience of Smoking cannabis for an average of 11.5 years .

In the end, scientists found that there is a connection between marijuana Smoking and death from hypertension, vascular lesions of the brain and diseases of the heart.

In General, those who had used cannabis, the risk of death from hypertension was higher than 3.42 times than other groups of people.

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