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o Caution that the research was done in rats and the effects have not been demonstrated in humans.

o This study was published as an abstract and presented orally at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary as they have not yet been reviewed and published in a peer-reviewed publication.

ATLANTA, Oct. 19 -- Those years of pot smoking a generation ago may have created an unexpected legacy for baby boomers -- a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease.

That's the implication of animal research presented by Gary Wenk, Ph.D., of Ohio State University in Columbus at the Society for Neuroscience meeting here.

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