A study just published by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that there is no benefit to using Ginkgo biloba in order to reduce the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
DR. Steven T. DeKosky led the study over an period of 8 years and at four clincial sites. He had over 3000 people (age 75 or older) participate. The trial was known as the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) and was the largest clinical trial done evaluating the effects of using this dietary supliment.
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Ginkgo Biloba ResearchA number of ginkgo biloba researches have been conducted about this fascinating tree. This is so because this tree has been around for the last 250 million years. And that fact alone makes it rare and unique.
Ginkgo biloba has also been used by people specifically the Chinese for medicinal purposes. This widespread practice has been going on for 5,000 or so years. But the earliest record of ginkgo’s healing practice dates back to 2800 B.C. in the ancient Chinese Materia Medica Pen Tsao Ching. This record describe how ginkgo was used my members of the royal court to treat senility as attested in well-documented ginkgo biloba research.
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