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Ginkgo Biloba Falls Short As Memory Enhancing Supplement

September 24, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
People looking for nutritional supplements to improve their memory can skip ginkgo biloba, a new study by British researchers has found. The ancient Chinese herbal medicine has been used to ward off the mental decline associated with aging. And recently marketers have promoted ginkgo biloba supplements as a way to boost memory and stave off Alzheimer’s disease. But this meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials involving 1,000 individual found no health benefit. In fact, the authors wrote, ginkgo biloba had “no ascertainable positive effects on a range of targeted cognitive functions in healthy individuals.
Keith R Laws et al., "Is Ginkgo biloba a cognitive enhancer in healthy individuals? A meta-analysis", Human Psychopharmacology, September 24, 2012, © John Wiley & Sons, Inc
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