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Higher odds of irritable bowel syndrome among hospitalized patients using cannabis: a propensity-matched analysis

Cannabis abuse may fuel the development of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

This study assessed the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) among individuals battling with cannabis use disorder. Over 4.7 million persons enrolled for this study and were evaluated for their lifestyle habits and the presence of irritable bowel syndrome.

Researchers discovered that cannabis abuse raised the risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome, especially among males. Evidence from this study indicate that misuse of cannabis may be a contributing factor to the onset of irritable bowel syndrome.

Research Summary Information

  • 2019
  • Adeyinka C Adejumo, Tokunbo O Ajayi, Oluwole M Adegbala, Terence N Bukong
  • Department of Medicine, North Shore Medical Center, Salem. Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts. Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, Maryland. Department of Medicine, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, New Jersey, USA. INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Laval, Québec, Canada.
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