Nicotine proven to reverse memory loss
You've heard tons about nicotine over the years, and almost all of it's wrong -- because no matter what the Health Police say, this stuff isn't bad for you.
It's practically a wonder drug -- and nowhere does it do you more good than in your brain, with new research confirming what I've said all along: Nicotine can slow, stop and even REVERSE the cognitive slide that often leads to dementia.
Hear that, smokers? Keep puffing -- it's good for you.
Of course, the mainstream will never admit to any such thing -- so for the new study in Neurology, they didn't let anyone light up. God forbid!
They used nicotine patches instead.
No matter -- the nicotine still worked its wonders: Nonsmoking seniors who were showing noticeable signs of cognitive decline at the start of the study regained 46 percent of their long-term memory loss after six months on the patch, along with boosts in concentration.
Those who got a placebo patch, on the other hand, should've taken up smoking -- because they weren't just over the hill. They were tumbling down the other side, with memory loss plunging by another 26 percent over six months.
I don't think I need to ask which side of that hill you'd rather be on.
But again, this is no surprise. Nicotine -- SMOKING -- has been proven to boost the parts of the brain linked to memory and concentration even in people not at risk for dementia.
And that's not all a regular nicotine fix can do for you. Along with boosting your brainpower, smoking can help slash your risk of Parkinson's disease, heart disease and even some forms of cancer.
That's why Big Pharma is hard at work on a nicotine pill they hope will be their next "wonder drug" (what'd I tell you?)... but you don't have to wait for them. You can get all the benefits right now the natural -- and politically incorrect -- way: with a quality cigar after each meal.
Just one warning here: Everything comes with side effects, and nicotine is no exception. The researchers behind the new study say the patients who took it consistently lost weight.
Somehow, I think most people will sign up for that "side effect" in a heartbeat.