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- Website: Mayo Clinic
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Summary - The message of this resource is:
Ginkgo biloba does not prevent age-related memory loss or Alzheimer's disease. Experts do not recommend this supplement as a memory aid.
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Alzheimer's, memory, cognitive, dementia, Ginkgo, supplements
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Rated on: 4/5/2017 2:10:19 PM
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