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Ginkgo biloba has no benefit for people with dementia, according to new Alzheimer's Society research.
One of the longest and most rigorous studies yet on Ginkgo biloba found it does not slow progression of dementia and does not significantly effect cognitive function or quality of life.
The study was the first to test the effects of Gingko biloba on people with dementia in a community setting in the UK and showed no significant benefit over a six month period. 176 people with mild-moderate dementia took part in the placebo-controlled trial. Ahead of print publication, the study is now available for 'early viewing' on the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry online.