February 24, 2005

Marijuana & Nicotine for Alzheimer's

Boomers will like this.  Marijuana may help stem Alzheimer's Disease.  From a study appearing in the Journal of Neuroscience.   

Nicotine  also 'reduces Alzheimer's symptoms'.  A by-product may help prevent the plaques linked to Alzheimer's disease from forming according to researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in California.

Here's a scientific challenge worthy of the name.  Isolate the effective compounds and put them in a form that won't damage our lungs. 

Who knows some day they may even find bacon is good for you and  Woody Allen's vision of the future in Sleeper was, in virtually all respects, true.

Posted by Jill Fallon at February 24, 2005 1:05 AM | Permalink