Monday, December 08, 2008

Red wine, even marijuana, may help delay Alzheimer's


Atlernet has an important story this morning (Dec 8) about Alzheimer’s Disease by Tim Jacobs in Miller-McCune, “Attacking Alzheimer’s with Red Wine and Marijuana,” link here. The Ohio State study quoted in the article is here.

The Alternet article also discusses the benefits of polyphenols in red wine.

So there is some reason to think that vices, maybe even illegal ones, could be good for you, especially during aging. Is this any surprise?

I couldn’t find the “maryjane” or “reefer madness” article in Miller-McCune. But Mary Palmquist has an article Dec 2, 2008 in Miller-McCune, “Vitamin B3 Shows Potential as Alzeheimer’s Treatment,” link here, citing a study at the University of California at Irvine. .

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