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THC Better Than Other Drugs for Alzheimer's Study Says PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 September 2006
Active ImageExpanding on previous research that has established cannabinoids play an important role in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease, new findings have come to light. A study done by the Scripps Research Institute determined that THC prevents the formation of amyloid plaque, a protein that is found in Alzheimer's patients.  The study calls THC considerably superior to several drugs that are on the market for inhibiting the build up of this plaque. THC "may provide an improved therapeutic for Alzheimer's disease" that would treat "both the symptoms and progression" of the disease, the study said. An estimated 280,000 Texans have Alzheimer's disease. Imagine how their quality of life could improve if medical marijuana were a legal option for them. For those of you who want to delve into the science further look at the actual study here.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 September 2006 )
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