About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Marijuana Causes The Brain To Lose Its Ability

by Medindia Content Team on March 14, 2006 at 6:54 PM
Font : A-A+

Marijuana Causes The Brain To Lose Its Ability

A new study has found that using marijuana for a long term will make the brain to lose its ability, gradually leading to learning disability and memory loss.

Researchers led by Lambros Messinis at the University Hospital of Patras in Greece tested the mental abilities of 20 long-term users who had taken marijuana heavily. They smoked at least four joints a week for an average of 15 years, reported the online edition of New Scientist.

Advertisement

Their brains were rustier than those of 20 short-term users who had averaged seven years of use and 24 who had used the drug sporadically or not at all.

Long-term users performed worse in tests to measure memory, learning ability and the capacity to recall information.

Asked to recall lists of 15 words that they had seen earlier, the long-term users averaged seven, compared with nine recalled by short-term users and 12 by controls.

--Edited IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Black Tea Protects against Blood Pressure and Heart Diseases
Green Mediterranean Diet may Help Repair Age-Related Brain Damages
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 2022
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Parkinsons Disease Parkinsons Disease Surgical Treatment Cannabis Drug Abuse Brain Brain Facts Ataxia Drug Detox Language Areas in The Brain Ways to Improve your Intelligence Quotient (IQ) 
Recommended Reading
Ataxia
Ataxia affects coordination. Gait becomes unstable and the patient loses balance. The cerebellum or ...
Cannabis
Cannabis has a long history of medicinal, recreational, and industrial use and comes from a bushy pl...
Drug Abuse
The use of Drugs for reasons other than its prescribed recommendation, is known as Drug abuse or sub...
Drug Detox
Drug detoxification (or drug detox) is a process that helps drug addicts to give up drugs with less ...
Language Areas in The Brain
The mechanism of how human brain processes the language to express and comprehend the verbal, writte...
Parkinsons Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease caused by progressive dopamine brain cells loss. ...
Ways to Improve your Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
Intelligence quotient (IQ) is a psychological measure of human intelligence. Regular physical and me...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
open close
ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE
I have read and I do accept terms of use - Telemedicine

Advantage Medindia: FREE subscription for 'Personalised Health & Wellness website with consultation' (Value Rs.300/-)