Study: No evidence cannabis causes chronic kidney disease (CKD)

December 16, 2022 from Healio – Nephrology News & Issues

According to data published in Kidney Medicine, there is no evidence that cannabis use causes chronic kidney disease, and researchers of the study suggest CKD should not be a limiting factor for cannabis use.

A total of 80,132 participants reported lifetime cannabis use, none of which were significantly associated with CKD when adjusted for covariates. Additionally, those who used cannabis less than monthly and those who used it monthly did not have higher odds of prevalent CKD when compared with former users.

Although, weekly and daily use significantly correlated with CKD, researchers noted this is most likely due to reverse causation given chronically ill patients are more likely to use cannabis.

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