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04 June 2010

Ecstasy can cause Parkinson's

Before you pop those ecstasy tablets, you'd better read this. And if you use plenty of E and sometimes get the shakes, here's your wake-up call.

Drug users, like smokers, people who drink too much coffee or alcohol, will latch onto any notion that their excess is good for them, or at least harmless. So when a dispute arose over whether Ecstasy is really bad for you, the legions of E users gloated and gurned at the idea.

It's been known for some time that E causes a drop in the levels of serotonin in the brain - serotonin regulates mood, emotion, appetite and sleeping patterns.

 
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