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Re: Ginkgo Biloba

JavaGAR Jan 4, 2010 8:03 AM
Posted in group: Nature and Science (Moderated)
Does taking Ginkgo biloba supplements improve memory? According to the story NPR: Ginkgo Biloba Fails To Preserve Memory, it does not. But perhaps the placebo does. osmirk

Here's an excerpt from the story:
Everyone's brain slows down with age. Advocates of Ginkgo biloba have said the supplement could help stem the slippage, helping us remember more as the years roll by. But the most definitive study yet concluded there's "no evidence" Ginkgo biloba "slows the rate of cognitive decline in older adults."

The findings come from a study of more than 3,000 elderly patients (aged 72 to 96) who got either a Ginkgo biloba supplement or sugar pills twice a day for years. Researchers tested the people's memory and mental faculties every six months for about 6 years.

Still, you've gotta love a Ginkgo when you see one. osmirk
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