It'd be so easy if we could just take something that would protect us against heart attacks and stokes . For this reason many people have used the supplement Ginkgo biloba.
Ginkgo biloba is an herbal extract that is said to improve circulation and cognitive abilities. There have been numerous functions associated with Ginkgo biloba, such as:
Reduced blood clotting
Improved brain function
Ginkgo biloba is an antioxidant known as a flavonoid . Flavonoids are typically found in fruits, vegetables, red wine, and dark chocolate.
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However, University of Pittsburgh researchers found no benefit for in preventing dementia in a 2008 study. Further evaluation of this 2008 study has recently presented new findings in regards to the herb's role in preventing cardiovascular disease .
The 3,069 study participants, with an average age of 79 years-old, were divided into two g...
The best strategy to save our eyes is to keep our A1C and blood pressure levels as close to normal as possible. But when that strategy doesn't work, we've got to stay ahead of the dangerous changes that can hit us. That's the key message that Dr. Niles Utlaut, my ophthalmologist here in Boulder, Colorado, told me a few days ago. The good news, he says, is that eye doctors like him have new tools to fight against those changes. He had called me into his office after my routine eye exam. I hadn't seen him before. Previously I went to a different ophthalmologist here but didn't appreciate the assembly-line approach that that doctor took to seeing his patients. In fact, I only saw that ophthalmologist for about a minute during each visit, because a technician did all the testing. And that testing was inaccurate several times, making me go back again and again for new glasses...
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