THC Destroys Amyloid Beta in Alzheimer’s (2016 Research)

Brain inflammation is also commonplace with Alzheimer’s disease. In June 2016’s Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, members of the Salk Institute team studied nerve cells altered to produce higher levels of the amyloid beta protein in order to mimic the conditions found in Alzheimer’s. High levels of the protein are associated with cellular inflammation and higher rates of neuronal death. Previously, it was thought that the inflammation occurred from immune cells, but an uncanny discovery proved otherwise—the amyloid beta proteins instead are the cause of inflammatory effects within the brain. Read More