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    lynn hefler Guest

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    that heavy smoking may cause Alzheimer? wonder if it is reversible
    when you quit.
    Lynn

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    Sue Guest

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    On Tue, 26 Oct 2010 14:49:12 -0700 (PDT), lynn hefler
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >that heavy smoking may cause Alzheimer? wonder if it is reversible
    >when you quit.
    > Lynn


    I heard this on the news yesterday. This explains a lot. (
    Sue

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    Wayne Baker Guest

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    Here's another report that indicates smokers have the advantage:

    http://health.howstuffworks.com/well...cotine-health-
    benefits.htm

    The article states in part:

    "....a lower incidence of Alzheimer's disease in smokers. Research has
    pointed to a compound called acetylcholine as the reason. Nicotine is
    structurally similar to acetylcholine, a naturally-occurring compound that
    serves as a neurotransmitter. Nicotine binds to nerve receptors and makes
    nerve cells fire more frequently. In one study, a group of Alzheimer's
    patients were given nicotine patches, while another received a placebo.
    Those with nicotine patches maintained their cognitive abilities longer and
    sometimes even recovered lost cognitive function. A follow-up study
    indicated that nicotine may also boost cognitive abilities in elderly
    people who aren't suffering from Alzheimer's but who are experiencing the
    typical mental decline associated with old age."

    As so often happens, it appears the results a couple scientific studies
    conflict with each other. Since science is a precise discipline and not a
    matter of mere opinion, I suspect one or both studies are flawed.

    In the words of Benjamin Franklin, "Believe none of what you hear and half
    of what you see."

    Wayne Baker
    Smoke Free: 1y, 1m, 1d, 13h
    Not Smoked: 11,507
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    lynn hefler <[email protected]> wrote in news:72782d73-f590-4968-8af8-
    [email protected]:

    > that heavy smoking may cause Alzheimer? wonder if it is reversible
    > when you quit.
    > Lynn
    >



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    Becky Guest

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    "lynn hefler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > that heavy smoking may cause Alzheimer? wonder if it is reversible
    > when you quit.
    > Lynn


    I saw something on the news about it. Glad I dont smoke anymore. dont know
    if its reversable
    Becky



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    Bill Guest

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    On 26/10/2010 22:49, lynn hefler wrote:
    > that heavy smoking may cause Alzheimer? wonder if it is reversible
    > when you quit.
    > Lynn



    Did I used to smoke?. Blowed if I can remember.

    Bill
    UK


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