As if all the Faces of Meth weren't enough evidence to prove that methamphetamine destroys the human body, new research studying the effects of the drug on fruit flies sure does!
A recent experiment by scientists at the University of Illinois examined how meth can affect the entire body's molecular makeup and it ain't good!
The drug caused complete havoc on the fruit flies bodies, leading the researchers to determine:
"One could almost call meth a perfect storm toxin because it does so much damage to so many different tissues in the body."
Yuck! Why would ANYONE want to knowingly destroy their bodies like this?
Scientists discovered 34 CHANGES in the molecular processes of the fruit flies' cells including energy generation, sugar metabolism, sperm cell formation, cell structure, hormones, skeletal muscle and cardiac muscles.
The study also found that the drug causes cells to nourish themselves similarly to the manner in which cancer cells do! Instead of relying on oxygen to break down stored energy, the drug causes cells to instead rely on simple sugar.
We're getting queasy just writing about the disgusting damage done by crystal meth, how can anyone actually endure?
So "no" to drugs, kids!
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