Cell Phones and Alzheimer’s

So your damned if you do an damned if you don’t. There has been a debate for years about the potential harm of cell phones and cancer incidence.

Now, an international team of researchers from the U.S., Japan and China conducted a study that concluded that the electromagnetic waves generated by ordinary cell phones can prevent and even reverse the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in lab mice.

Researchers exposed two groups of mice‰ÛÓone predisposed to developing Alzheimer’s, the other a control group‰ÛÓto electromagnetic waves similar to those created by common cell phones. They discovered that the waves protected younger mice prone to developing Alzheimer’s from cognitive impairment. Meanwhile, the memory problems of older mice already exhibiting symptoms of the disease vanished, according to the report. Also, the normal mice showed above-average memory capacity after several months of exposure.

It took several months for the positive effects to appear in the mice. Though researchers speculate that similar results in humans could take years to achieve, they suggest the electromagnetic waves could provide an effective, drug-free treatment for Alzheimer’s. The report appeared in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Humorous aside. We bought my 88 year old mom a cell phone so she could have it for emergencies. She still drives and I can never get her on the phone at her house. So I try the cell. Of course where is it? At her house. Did she forget it? No. She just didn’t think she would need it. It would be interesting to know how long of an exposure you need to cell phones to prevent or reverse the disease. Of course as that is taking place, the other scientists will be arguing that we will grow a second head because of exposure to phones.