Testosterone is Neuroprotective
igoddard at erols.mom
Sat Jan 26 10:41:00 EST 2002
On 25 Jan 2002, jonesmat at physiology.wisc.edu (Matt Jones) wrote:
>igoddard at erols.mom (Ian Goddard) wrote in message news:<3c4d80b4.2536835 at news.erols.com>...
>> The New Scientist reports:
>> Testosterone blocks Alzheimer's brain abnormality
>Wow. Testosterone -and- dope are both neuroprotective?
>Teenage boys must have the healthiest brains of all.
IAN: Neuroprotective agents would tend to have measurable
effect on populations more vulnerable to neurodegeneration,
which would generally not include teenagers. In the case of
THC, the problem I cited is that it impairs memory, probably
by reducing acetylcholine. While long-term studies involving
heavy use suggest this is not indicative of brain damage, it
nevertheless raises a confounding factor for the use of THC
as a neuroprotective agent, especially for young people who
need to be learning, and for old people who often have a
problem with declining memory. There are, however, ways
that users might be able to raise acetylcholine levels.
"To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals." Benjamin Franklin
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