News Article - "Is Nicotine All Bad"

Mark_StinsonMark_Stinson Administrator
edited February 2016 in Snuff and Tobacco News

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  • HitsuzenHitsuzen Member, Moderator
    I'd like to see more about the potential nicotine may have in slowing the progression of cognitive decline, particularly in Alzheimer's. Surely by now there's a formal study underway. I'll have a look later on today and post links to studies, if I can find any.
  • Mark_StinsonMark_Stinson Administrator
  • HitsuzenHitsuzen Member, Moderator
    Looks like there were some small (74 patients) human trials in 2001, and a couple of animal studies since then. Results were cloudy. Apparently nicotine potentiates a protein (neuro-trigger, not muscular) that encourages the plaque that we believe is part of Alzheimer's progression, but in other peopke with milder cognitive dysfunction, it can help improve short term memory and concentration. Here's what I found so far:

    http://www.alzdiscovery.org/cognitive-vitality/condition/nicotine
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