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October 19, 2006

Marijuana May Slow Alzheimer's Disease

According to a new study at Ohio State University, marijuana may slow or prevent the symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease. Using a synthetic marijuana-like compound, they successfully reduced inflammation in the brains of rats with memory problems similar to Alzheimer's.

The Ohio State researchers are among many investigating the effects of marijuana ingredients on Alzheimer's, which progressively damages areas of the brain involved in memory, judgment, language and behavior. Reports from various investigators indicate there might be more than one therapeutic component of marijuana against Alzheimer's.

Maybe this is one study the rats actually enjoyed!

Turns out it was better to inhale pot

Filed under Alzheimer's Disease


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