TY - CHAP A1 - Samuel King A2 - Cenk Suphioglu ED1 - Matilde Otero-Losada ED2 - Francisco Capani ED3 - Santiago Perez Lloret Y1 - 2020-11-26 PY - 2020 T1 - An Alternate View of Neuroprotection with Peptides in Alzheimer’s Disease N2 - Neurological disease affects nearly 25%–30% of the world’s population, exerting enormous financial strain on the healthcare system. Estimated current costs are around $800 annual billion, and this number is expected to increase exponentially as the global population ages. As such, new and alternative neuroprotective strategies are urgently needed. This book examines some of the most promising approaches in neuroprotection as well as discusses current goals and prospects. Organized into three sections, chapters cover such topics as the use of cannabinoids, medicinal plants, and essential oils in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s; protein misfolding and the neuroprotective potential of vitamin E in cerebral ischemia; and potential new neurological treatments and their mechanisms of action. BT - Neuroprotection SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.91065 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.91065 SN - 978-1-83880-440-4 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-12-01 ER -