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Alzhimer's And Infection ?


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We know that infections are an issue as re developing AZ. Individuals with periodontic disease are more likely to develop AZ. We know that MJ may have antibiotic effects-as per MRSA.

So when I saw this paragraph in the referenced paper, I though this MAY be a way in which MMJ may forestall dementia. Any thoughts ?

 

"Most of the new drugs focus on an enzyme, gamma secretase, that snips a big protein to produce beta amyloid. The problem in Alzheimer’s is thought to be an overproduction of beta amyloid — the protein is made in healthy brains but, it is thought, in smaller quantities. Its normal role is not certain, but researchers recently found that beta amyloid can kill microbes, indicating that it might help fight infections. ............"

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/02/health/research/02alzheimer.html?src=me&ref=health

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