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Johns Hopkins Health - Your Brain on Ginkgo

Winter 2009
Issue No. 3

Your Brain on Ginkgo

Date: January 24, 2009

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Daily doses of ginkgo biloba may prevent brain damage after stroke. That’s the thinking behind a new Johns Hopkins study, which supports other evidence that the herb neutralizes free radicals known to cause cell death in the brain.

“If further work confirms what we’ve seen,” says lead researcher Sylvain Doré, Ph.D., “we could theoretically recommend a daily regimen of ginkgo to people at high risk of stroke as a preventive measure against brain damage.”

The Johns Hopkins study was published in Stroke.

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