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Chewing Khat Raises Heart Disease, Death Risk: Study

Posted 13 Dec 2011 by

TUESDAY, Dec. 13 – Chewing the green leaves of the khat plant for its amphetamine-like effect appears to raise the risk for both stroke and death among heart patients, according to a large new study from the Middle East. The finding, however, could have relevance far beyond that region, as emigration has increasingly brought khat-chewing to the shores of both Europe and North America. Consumed ...

Chewing Khat Linked to Severe Liver Damage

Posted 29 Apr 2010 by

WEDNESDAY, April 28 – Chewing khat leaves for a mild high is popular in East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, and the practice is also seen among certain immigrant groups in Great Britain and the United States. But chewing khat can cause severe liver damage and even death, British researchers report. Khat contains cathinone, an amphetamine-like stimulant that causes euphoria, excitement and ...

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