The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among US Adults

Overview of attention for article published in American Journal of Medicine, May 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all articles scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring articles from this source (#2 of 2,127)
  • High score compared to articles of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High score compared to articles of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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Article title
The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among US Adults
Published in
American Journal of Medicine, May 2013
DOI 10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.03.002
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Authors

Elizabeth A. Penner, Hannah Buettner, Murray A. Mittleman

Abstract

There are limited data regarding the relationship between cannabinoids and metabolic processes. Epidemiologic studies have found lower prevalence rates of obesity and diabetes mellitus in marijuana users compared with people who have never used marijuana, suggesting a relationship between cannabinoids and peripheral metabolic processes. To date, no study has investigated the relationship between marijuana use and fasting insulin, glucose, and insulin resistance.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 9%
Chile 1 2%
Spain 1 2%
Ecuador 1 2%
Unknown 37 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Ph.D. Student 13 30%
Student (Master) 6 14%
Other Professional 6 14%
Researcher (at an Academic Institution) 5 11%
Student (Bachelor) 3 7%
Other 11 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine 24 55%
Biological Sciences 12 27%
Psychology 3 7%
Social Sciences 1 2%
Computer and Information Science 1 2%
Other 3 7%

Score in context

This article has an Altmetric score of 566.65. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that this article has received. This score was calculated when the article was last mentioned on 24 May 2015.
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#45
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