Ginkgo Fails to Prevent Cognitive Decline

Americans spend more than $250 million each year on the herbal supplement Ginkgo biloba with the hope it will improve their long-term cognitive function. The Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) study, the largest-ever clinical trial has reported that those taking 120 mg of ginkgo extract twice daily did no better than a placebo in slowing down cognitive decline in older participants. These results come after following 3000+ people ranging in age from 72 to 96 years old over a period of 6 years.. These results are consistent with previous smaller studies.

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