Marijuana May Fight Alzheimer’s
Posted on Oct 6, 2006
THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, may be better at suppressing Alzheimer’s than any currently approved drug.
Pot: Making some people forget, helping others to remember…
The active ingredient of marijuana could be considerably better at suppressing the abnormal clumping of malformed proteins that is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s than any currently approved drugs prescribed for the treatment of the disease.
Scientists report the finding in the Oct. 2 issue of the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics.
About 4.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, which gradually destroys memory. As more people survive into old age, cases of Alzheimer’s disease are expected to triple over the next 50 years. There is no known cure.