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2013-10-17 16:43:26

A Johns Hopkins-led analysis of data previously gathered on more than 3,000 elderly Americans strongly suggests that taking certain blood pressure medications to control blood pressure may reduce the risk of dementia due to Alzheimer's disease (AD). In a report published in a recent edition of the journal Neurology, a team of researchers found that people over the age of 75 with normal cognition who used diuretics, angiotensin-1 receptor blockers (ARBs) and angiotensin-converting enzyme...

2013-07-23 12:29:37

Neural stem cells proliferate in the subventricular zone and hippocampal dentate gyrus of adult mammals. However, the number of endogenous neural stem cells is insufficient to prevent cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injuries such as vascular dementia, so it is important to stimulate endogenous neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation. The ginkgo biloba extract EGb761 effectively and safely treats memory loss and cognitive impairments in patients with senile dementia. Prof. Yuliang...

2013-07-22 13:06:10

Chinese herbal medicine, which has been used for thousands of years in China, has long been considered an effective treatment for vascular dementia. There are already meta-analyses of the effects of herbal extracts (ginkgo biloba and huperzine A) on vascular dementia. However, there has been no systematic review of the efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal medicines for vascular dementia, despite its wide use in clinical practice. A recent study published in the Neural Regeneration Research...

2013-04-18 16:27:50

American Botanical Council Clarifies Importance of Ginkgo Toxicology Report AUSTIN, Texas, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) says that clinically tested ginkgo extracts sold as dietary supplements in the United States are safe for most consumers. The ABC statement follows news of the publication of a report by the National Toxicology Program that showed that a special formulation of a Chinese ginkgo extract produced cancers in...

2011-06-30 14:00:00

ADA, Mich., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NUTRILITE®, the world's largest-selling brand of vitamins and dietary supplements, exclusively from Amway, has launched a new product in North America, NUTRILITE MEMORY BUILDER(TM) Supplement. While most memory-supporting supplements contain Ginkgo biloba, NUTRILITE MEMORY BUILDER contains a unique and complementary combination of standardized extracts of Ginkgo biloba and the herb Cistanche tubulosa. To view the multimedia...

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2010-04-14 13:55:00

Restrictions should be placed on the use of Ginkgo biloba (G. biloba) "” a top-selling herbal remedy "” because of growing scientific evidence that Ginkgo may increase the risk of seizures in people with epilepsy and could reduce the effectiveness of anti-seizure drugs, a new report concludes. The article appears in ACS' monthly Journal of Natural Products. It also suggests that Ginkgo may have harmful effects in other people after eating raw or roasted Ginkgo seed or drinking tea...

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2010-01-27 11:10:00

Restrictions should be placed on the use of Ginkgo biloba (G. biloba) "” a top-selling herbal remedy "” because of growing scientific evidence that Ginkgo may increase the risk of seizures in people with epilepsy and could reduce the effectiveness of anti-seizure drugs, a new report concludes. The article appears in ACS' monthly Journal of Natural Products. It also suggests that Ginkgo may have harmful effects in other people after eating raw or roasted Ginkgo seed or drinking tea...

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2010-01-03 07:50:00

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association claims the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba does not slow cognitive decline. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh analyzed the data from an eight-year randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial called the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) study. In the study, nearly half of 3,069 participants were given daily doses of ginkgo biloba, while the rest received a daily placebo. In United States and Europe, ginkgo...

2009-12-29 18:32:54

Older adults who used the herbal supplement Ginkgo biloba for several years did not have a slower rate of cognitive decline compared to adults who received placebo, according to a study in the December 23/30 issue of JAMA. "Ginkgo biloba is marketed widely and used with the hope of improving, preventing, or delaying cognitive impairment associated with aging and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer disease," the authors write. "Indeed, in the United States and particularly in Europe,...

2009-12-29 15:08:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the publication of a study, "Ginkgo biloba for Preventing Cognitive Decline in Older Adults," published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement industry, issued the following statement: Statement by Douglas MacKay, N.D., vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN: "It is important to put this...