Where did I put my Ginkgo Pills?

Ginkgo biloba has failed — again — to live up to its reputation for boosting memory and brain function. Just over a year after a study showed that the herb doesn’t prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, a new study from the same team of researchers has found no evidence that ginkgo reduces the normal cognitive decline that comes with aging.



  1. #1 NewEnglandBob
    December 31, 2009

    What? Where? How? Who? Huh?

  2. #2 Matthew Putman
    December 31, 2009

    Like most superstitions facts tend to take a long to disturb faith.

  3. #3 DrA
    December 31, 2009

    >>Ginkgo biloba has failed — again<< Funny for a plant that is the last surviving species in an ancient lineage.

  4. #4 Jeff
    January 1, 2010

    Here’s an interesting article concerning the new ginkgo study.

    “First, the data being published this week are drawn from a previous clinical trial which was not designed to determine the decline in cognition.”