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Why Meth May Lead to Death by Anorexia
Much likeِ humans, fruit flies hooked onِ meth increase theirِ physical activity andِ drastically cut downِ on eating, according toِ a newِ study thatِ shows howِ meth useِ gravely upsets metabolism andِ can lead toِ death byِ anorexia.
This suggested thatِ meth useِ seriouslyِ disrupts normal metabolism (the processes thatِ transform nutrients intoِ energy toِ keepِ your body running), thoughِ itِ was unclear exactlyِ how.
For theِ newِ study, theِ researchers tracked howِ meth useِ affected theِ flies’ energy reserves andِ shaped theirِ eating habits, physical activity andِ respiration rates.