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No proof that drugs, herbal remedies or vitamin supplements prevent mental decline
No proof that drugs, herbal remedies or vitamin supplements prevent mental decline

(April 15, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Toronto -  A new report published in the CMAJ finds no proof that drugs, herbal products or vitamin supplements prevent mental decline. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of over 30 trials covering nearly 25,000 individuals. They found no evidence that pharmacologic therapies such as cholinesterase inhibitors prevented decline in thinking, judgment and memory skills. As well, researchers found no evidence that herbal supplements such as ginko, or vitamin supplements such as omega-3 fatty acids, actually improved cognitive skills. Interestingly, some of the studies found that estrogen increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia.

 
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