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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:22 AM
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Attacking Alzheimer's with Red Wine and Marijuana

This has to be cheaper than anything that PHARMA could produce



Attacking Alzheimer's with Red Wine and Marijuana
http://www.miller-mccune.com/article/attacking-alzheime...

Red wine and marijuana but not ginkgo may help ward off the disease.

Two new studies point to a wonderful way to ward off Alzheimer's disease and other forms of age-related memory loss.

Two new studies suggest that substances usually associated with dulling the mind -- marijuana and red wine -- may help ward off Alzheimer's disease and other forms of age-related memory loss. Their addition comes as another study dethrones folk remedy ginkgo biloba as proof against the disease.

At a November meeting of the Society of Neuroscience in Washington, D.C., researchers from Ohio State University reported that THC, the main psychoactive substance in the cannabis plant, may reduce inflammation in the brain and even stimulate the formation of new brain cells.

Meanwhile, in the Nov. 21 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, neurologist David Teplow of the University of California, Los Angeles reported that polyphenols -- naturally occurring components of red wine -- block the formation of proteins that build the toxic plaques thought to destroy brain cells. In addition, these substances can reduce the toxicity of existing plaques, thus reducing cognitive deterioration.

Together, the studies suggest scientists are gaining a clearer understanding of the mechanics of memory deterioration and discovering some promising approaches to prevention.

Previous research has suggested that polyphenols -- which are found in high concentrations in tea, nuts and berries, as well as cabernets and merlots -- may inhibit or prevent the buildup of toxic fibers in the brain. These fibers, which are primarily composed of two specific proteins, form the plaques that have long been associated with Alzheimer's disease....
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:26 AM
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1. No wonder English teachers everywhere have a lower incidence of Alzheimer's!
Also, unmarried aunts and uncles.

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PB
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predfan Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:27 AM
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2. Sorry, no can do. Anything that can be cultivated in your yard, or brewed at home,
is simply unacceptable.

Plus, how can big Pharma possibly create a profit from solving this problem with home brew and weed?
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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:29 AM
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3. Good news for me....
:rofl:
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navarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:54 PM
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4. they're just doing this to make me feel good
it's too good to be true. but I'll smoke to it
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:32 PM
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5. dont forget the wine!
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:53 AM
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6. I think I'm feeling better already
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 10:41 PM
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7. Don't burn your fingers on that wine glass......
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 07:34 AM
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8. I no longer drink alcohol or smoke anything, but I wonder if
all the pot I smoked years ago is helping me now in some way.
Wouldn't that be a hoot!.

mark
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-08 08:46 PM
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9. Wasn't there a study that said crosswords and sodoku could help ward off alzheimers?
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