Could THC prevent Alzheimer’s disease?

8 Jul

My gut response to this is that it sounds too good to be true. But one should always keep an open mind.  Here is the description from the Salk Institute press release:

“Salk Institute scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

While these exploratory studies were conducted in neurons grown in the laboratory, they may offer insight into the role of inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease and could provide clues to developing novel therapeutics for the disorder.”

You can read the article abstract here.

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