Babies exposed to cannabis in the womb ‘with higher risk of obesity and increased blood sugar levels’

Pregnant women who use hash may increase the risk of their child becoming overweight or having high blood sugar when they turn five, according to a new study.

Products with non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) – or the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – used by expectant mothers to help relieve morning sickness, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia and pain.

However, the exposure of such compounds during pregnancy and lactation is associated with “increased fat mass and fasting glucose levels” in children when they start school.

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