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Heavy cannabis users at elevated risk of stroke: Evidence from a general population survey

Hemachandra, Dilini; McKetin, Rebecca; Cherbuin, Nicolas; Anstey, Kaarin


Objective: Case reports and hospital-based case-control studies suggest that cannabis use may increase the risk of stroke. We examined the risk of non-fatal stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) among cannabis users in the general community. Method: A general population survey of Australians aged 20-24 years (n=2,383), 40-44 years (n=2,525) and 60-64 years (n=2,547) was used to determine the odds of lifetime stroke or TIA among participants who had smoked cannabis in the past year while...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12477
Access Rights: Open Access


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