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Alzheimer's Disease: Can Exercise Prevent Memory Loss?

Can exercise prevent memory loss and improve cognitive function? Answer From Jonathan Graff-Radford, M.D. Possibly. Exercise has many known benefits, including reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, strengthening the bones and muscles, and reducing stress. It also appears that regular physical activity benefits the brain. Studies show that people who are physically active […]

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Ginkgo Biloba: Can It Prevent Memory Loss?

Can Ginkgo biloba prevent memory loss and improve cognitive function? Answer From Jonathan Graff-Radford, M.D. Ginkgo biloba extract, derived from the leaves of the Ginkgo biloba tree, is often touted as a memory aid. But it appears unlikely that Ginkgo biloba extract can slow or prevent age-related memory problems, or memory loss associated with mild […]