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MDMA may pose greater danger to women than men, say scientists



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One of the key findings in the 2016 Global Drugs Survey relates to the number of women who sought emergency care about consuming MDMA compared to men in the last three years. Learn more about the scientific findings and why women are potentially more at risk.

This article originally appeared on The Guardian

MDMA may pose greater danger to women than men, say scientists


Women are more likely to end up in emergency rooms than men after taking ecstasy, scientists say, with research suggesting this may because of the way the drug interacts with the body’s chemistry.

According to this year’s Global Drugs Survey, there has been a four-fold increase in British female clubbers seeking emergency medical treatment after taking MDMA in last three years, and women are now two to three times more likely to seek emergency treatment than men.

Dr Adam Winstock, the founder of the Global Drugs Survey that investigates drug use habits, said that gender differences in the effects of the drug were becoming increasingly clear...


... Read the full article by Damien Gayle at theguardian.com/society/2016/nov/04/md...





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