08 April 2011

Ecstasy users risk brain damage

Brain scans have showed a 10% shrinkage in the volume of the brain and a lower proportion of overall grey matter among long-term ecstasy users, researchers found.

Long-term users of the illegal drug ecstasy are at risk for brain damage, warns a new study.

They used MRI scans to measure the volume of the hippocampus in 10 men in their mid-20s who were long-term ecstasy users and seven men in the same age group who had never used the drug.


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