Marijuana could be the cure to treat Alzheimer's, reveals study

Researchers say that this compound can contribute in the removal of toxic proteins in the brain, which are believed to start the development of Alzheimer's.

Last Updated: Jul 03, 2016, 16:54 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: A new study has found that an active compound in maijuana has the potential to cure the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

Researchers say that this compound can contribute in the removal of toxic proteins in the brain, which are believed to start the development of Alzheimer's.

 

Published in the journal Aging and Mechanisms of Disease on Friday, the study said tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in pot can help to remove toxic clumps of amyloid beta from nerve cells, Xinhua news agency reported.

The finding supports the results of previous studies that cannabinoids have protective effects on patients with neurodegenerative diseases.

(With IANS inputs)