Navigation Links
Ginkgo Biloba Might Not Preserve Memory in Octogenarians
Date:2/28/2008

Study saw no clear benefit, but did see small number of strokes, mini-strokes

THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Ginkgo biloba, the popular herbal supplement widely promoted as a memory enhancer, offered no clear-cut protection against memory loss in octogenarians, a new study shows.

And a small but disturbing pattern showed up in those who took the herb extract during the three-year study, the researchers added.

"Seven had TIAs (transient ischemic attacks, or mini-strokes) or stroke," said study author Dr. Hiroko Dodge, an assistant professor of public health at Oregon State University. Exactly why this happened requires further study, she added.

Ginkgo biloba is believed to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, protecting cell membranes and helping govern the workings of the brain's chemical messengers, or neurotransmitters. Some studies have found that the herb may help some people with Alzheimer's disease.

Dodge's team evaluated 118 men and women aged 85 and older who were all free of memory complaints at the start of the study. They scored normally on a memory function test before being admitted to the study. Half were assigned to take 240 milligrams of ginkgo biloba extract daily; half got a placebo.

Overall, Dodge found that 21 people developed mild memory problems during the study -- 14 took placebo, and 7 took the ginkgo supplement. "There was a clear tendency that ginkgo prevents memory decline," but the differences in the preservation of memory between the two groups were not statistically significant, she said.

But when the researchers did a secondary analysis, taking into account the level of medication adherence, those who actually remembered to take the extract did show some benefit. "Those taking the ginkgo extract [on a regular basis] had a 70 percent lower risk of developing mild memory problems than those taking placebo," she said.

It is n
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Fish Oil Might Help Relieve MS
2. HIV Drug Might Fight Cancer
3. High and mighty: first common height gene identified by researchers behind obesity gene finding
4. Vitamin C Plus Fat Might Spur Cancer
5. Mathematics might save you a trip to the ER
6. Veggies Might Ward Off Age-Linked Vision Woes
7. Rating your pain from 0 to 10 might not help your doctor
8. Blood Marker Might Help Spot Early Liver Cancer
9. Hushed Genes Might Mean Higher Lung Cancer Risk
10. Mathematics might save you a trip to the ER
11. More Prostate Cancers Might Be Prevented
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Ginkgo Biloba Might Not Preserve Memory in Octogenarians
(Date:12/26/2014)... 2014 Parker & Sons, Inc. ... in heating, cooling and plumbing contractor services throughout ... services in 2014 with regard to air-conditioning systems. ... is known for its incredibly hot summers. Working ... intricacies and details of a wide variety of ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 The click strand ... strength and durability. Today, the business announces a ... valid until Jan. 30, 2015. , Click strand ... hardwood. BambooFlooringChina.com is a well-known brand in the ... to find a reliable bamboo flooring supplier. , ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Product liability lawsuits filed in ... ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in federal ... issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of ... open conference on January 7, 2015, at the Paul ... West Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled to ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous online company supplying ... of discounted prom dresses, most of which are priced ... the company, the promotion is valid until Jan. 22, ... the UK market. , The prom dresses in this ... styles: A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one shoulder, floor-length, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... sells many bamboo products and the business is famous ... announces big discounts on its bamboo mats , which ... the world’s leader in bamboo flooring. According to the ... 2015. , The bamboo mats are made from well-treated ... the bamboo strips for the mats are boiled and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com: click strand woven bamboo flooring promotion valid until Jan. 30, 2015. 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Various Styles of Bamboo Mats in Many Colors from BambooFlooringChina.com 2
... , PHILADELPHIA, June 19 Kensey Nash Corporation (Nasdaq: ... and President, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The ... in the greater Philadelphia region. According to Ernst & ... and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Joe Kaufmann was selected ...
... cases of E. coli infection in 28 states ... are warning consumers not to eat any Nestlé Toll House ... E. coli contamination. , In response to the Food ... was voluntarily recalling its Toll House refrigerated cookie dough items. ...
... ... which provides an invaluable service to many patients who need blood products. , ... Washington (Vocus) June 19, 2009 -- Children,s ... which provides an invaluable service to many patients who need blood products. Children,s National is ...
... levels in patients , FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) ... may explain brain gray matter reductions experienced by patients ... found an association between fibromyalgia and reductions in gray ... , In this new study, Dr. Patrick B. Wood, ...
... ARDEE, Ireland, June 19 Warner Chilcott Limited (Nasdaq: ... Wachovia,s 19th Annual Mid-Year Equity Conference on Wednesday, June 24, ... will be Rochelle Fuhrmann, Senior Director, Investor Relations. , ... interested parties at www.wcrx.com under the Investor Relations ...
... ... Control Spread of Infectious Diseases , ... Fargo, ND (PRWEB) June 19, 2009 - Last week, the World Health Organization declared ... state health officials in the U.S. are urging healthcare providers to take precautions to limit ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Kensey Nash Corporation's CEO & President, Joe Kaufmann Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2009 Award Winner in Greater Philadelphia Region 2Health News:Kensey Nash Corporation's CEO & President, Joe Kaufmann Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2009 Award Winner in Greater Philadelphia Region 3Health News:Nestlé Recalls Cookie Dough Products 2Health News:Children's National Medical Center Dedicates New Blood Donor Center 2Health News:Children's National Medical Center Dedicates New Blood Donor Center 3Health News:Real-Time Locating Technology Helps Contain Pandemic Outbreaks 2Health News:Real-Time Locating Technology Helps Contain Pandemic Outbreaks 3Health News:Real-Time Locating Technology Helps Contain Pandemic Outbreaks 4
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 24, 2014  Actavis plc (NYSE: ... has received a complete response letter from the ... New Drug Application (NDA) for the fixed-dose combination ... of hypertension.   Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130124/NY47381LOGO ... in the receipt of a complete response letter, ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Tianyin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NYSE Amex: TPI ... patented biopharmaceutical, modernized traditional Chinese medicine (mTCM), branded ... preliminary financial results for the first quarter of ... Ended September 30, 2014 Financial Highlights: , ... in 1Q14 with gross margins improved to 52% ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... N.J. , Dec. 24, 2014 ... a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing products that address ... oncology and biodefense, announced today that on December ... public offering. The Company raised approximately ... and intends to use the net proceeds from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Actavis Confirms Complete Response Letter for Nebivolol/Valsartan Fixed-Dose Combination for Hypertension 2Actavis Confirms Complete Response Letter for Nebivolol/Valsartan Fixed-Dose Combination for Hypertension 3Actavis Confirms Complete Response Letter for Nebivolol/Valsartan Fixed-Dose Combination for Hypertension 4TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 2TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 3TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 4TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 5TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 6TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 7TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 8TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 9TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 10TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 11TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 12Soligenix Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units 2Soligenix Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units 3
... Avaulta™ BioSynthetic Mesh ... mesh coated in the ... absorbable, hydrophilic film of ... segments of the Avaulta™ ...
The Repliform Tissue Regeneration Matrix is an acellular human dermal allograft that when surgically implanted is intended to function as a template, facilitating the body's fibroblasts to regenerate...
... Pelvicol® Acellular Collagen Matrix delivers the ... exceptional strength, versatility, and durability in ... the effectiveness of site-specific defect repair ... sterile, biocompatible, crosslinked porcine dermal collagen ...
... The QIAamp Viral RNA ... viral nucleic acids from cell-free ... nucleic acids that can be ... but are not limited to, ...
Medicine Products: