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New research: marijuana helps remove plaque from brain cells

New research from the Salk Institute came out today, that shows THC can promote the removal of Alzheimer-causing plaque from brain cells.

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.

Marijuana has long been studied and linked to be neuroprotective against the symptoms of Alzheimers, but this new research on the plaque removal is pretty revolutionary in its findings. This landmark study proves that cannabinoids can fight both inflammation and amyloid beta accumulation in the brain’s cells.

The researchers did note that while they conduced laboratory tests, they would still need to test this as a therapy in clinical trials.

 

 

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