Impact of Marijuana on Cerebral Blood Flow

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Could marijuana use increase the risk of developing Alzheimer disease?

In this Medical News Minute, developed exclusively for Neurology Times, Dr. Bobby Lazzara reports on a study investigating perfusion in specific brain regions of marijuana users, Alzheimer patients, and controls. The hippocampus, a key target of Alzheimer disease pathology, was especially useful in distinguishing marijuana users from healthy controls.

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