Study: Smoking Pot Won't Make You Fat

The next time you light up "a fat one" and get "the munchies'" don't worry. Statistically speaking, you won't become as obese as a non-toker.

The study was done in France. Using data covering more than 50,000 U.S. adults, researchers headed by Yann Le Strat, a psychiatrist at the Louis-Mourier Hospital in Colombes, France, found that roughly 14 percent to 17 percent of the people reporting that they smoked pot at least three days per week were obese.

That compared with a 22 to 25 percent obesity rate among people who said they had not used pot in the past 12 months.

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