A new study has shown that pot smokers are skinnier than those who do not inhale marijuana. (Pablo Porciuncula/AFP/Getty Images)
Researchers at the University of Nebraska, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center tested insulin, blood sugar levels, cholesterol and waist size in 4,600 adults.
The word news most often conjures up visions of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the troubled global economy, a political crisis in Washington, erupting volcanoes and devastating earthquakes. But as we all know, there is far more to news than that. Indeed, it’s often the wacky, weird, offbeat and sometimes off-color stories that can most intrigue and fascinate us. Those stories can range from changing astrological signs to lost pyramids in Egypt but in their essence they all cast new light on the shared human condition in all of its wild diversity.