Maternal marijuana use linked to low birth weight — ScienceDaily POSSIBLE BULLSHIT ALERT

Posted: April 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

Researchers found that women who used marijuana while pregnant were almost three times more likely to have an infant with low birth weight. It is the first large-scale study in Canada to show this association between maternal marijuana use and low birth weight infants.

Source: Maternal marijuana use linked to low birth weight — ScienceDaily

 

I am having trouble with this one, also, and believe that other factors are at play.  For one, most educated women would naturally not risk smoking marijuana while pregnant, just as a precaution, since so much is at stake.  So, what kind of woman WOULD smoke marijuana while pregnant?  Less educated ones?  Women more likely to also smoke cigarettes and consume alcohol?  Woman who might also take prescription drugs, or how about women who eat junk food, and otherwise eat poorly and suffer from malnutrition?

The study at least addressed socio-economic factors, which poor quality, shill studies often omit, and admitted possible errors due to the nature of their data, so that is to be commended.  But, I believe that other factors will be determined to be causal, besides the marijuana.  Still, there is enough doubt, that instinctively, I would avoid marijuana if pregnant, just in case.  Anyone with half a brain would not risk consuming an intoxicant while pregnant, so women without half a brain, who would risk marijuana use might also be more likely to take other risks, which are more likely to be causal.

AuntieBS

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Comments
  1. Hardnox says:

    Interesting. I’ll be the devil’s advocate on this. Maybe the stats are correct since dumbasses reproduce at higher rates than educated one. Just sayin’.

  2. Hardnox says:

    Btw, Thanks for your visits at N&F.

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