biloba does not prevent dementia or Alzheimer's disease
December 1, 2008
Research News - After a 6.1 year
clinical research study
in 5 medical centers in
United States, the results are in! The study showed that taking this
popular natural supplement
at a dose of 120 mg twice daily had no effect in reducing the incidence
dementia or Alzheimer's Disease (AD) in healthy individuals 75 years or
is a well designed randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled
clinical trial, the gold-standard in design for evidence-based research
studies in human subjects. It is the largest and longest of any studies
done on this supplement.
you are looking to take this supplement to
or AD, this is bad news. There was no difference between
taking this herb and placebo (sugar pill). Although the study
tracked the subjects for an average of 6.1 year, the development of
this condition may take a much longer period of time, perhaps 10 to
years. You should be careful to not infer the results past 6 years.
this study does not look at using this supplement to treat dementia or
AD, only as a prevention.
This choice of word is no accident. And there is a huge difference in
medications such as statins (cholesterol lowering drugs), estrogen
(female hormone), anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. Aspirin), vitamin E and
cholinesterase inhibitors (Aricept, Exelon, Reminyl, Namenda, Razadyne
and Cognex) also do not prevent AD.
research evidence currently does support using this supplement to
memory, Activities of Daily Living (ADL), mood and emotion in people
with either dementia or AD.
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