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…

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Does Ginkgo Biloba Prevent Strokes or Heart Attacks?

In a major test of the purported benefits of the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have reported no benefit of taking 120 mg of G. biloba twice daily. This double-blind, randomly assigned study of more than 3000 participants over 75 years of age found no differences in outcomes between the control or experimental groups…

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