“Key Marijuana Compound Beats Current Alzheimer’s Drugs in Test-Tube Study.
THC, the key compound in marijuana
, may also be the key to new drugs for Alzheimer’s
disease.”While we are certainly not advocating the use of illegal drugs, these findings offer convincing evidence that THC possesses remarkable inhibitory qualities, especially when compared to [Alzheimer’s drugs] currently available to patients,” Janda says in a news release.
“Although our study is far from final, it does show that there is a previously unrecognized molecular mechanism through which THC may directly affect the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.”
“THC and its analogs may provide an improved [treatment for] both the symptoms and progression of Alzheimer’s disease,” the researchers conclude”
Read more: http://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/news/20061006/marijuana-may-slow-alzheimers