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"Supplements for Brain Health Panned" - Michael Vlessides

  • Medscape
  • New York, NY
  • (June 28, 2019)

Americans older than 50 years should strongly reconsider the use of supplements as a way of improving or protecting brain health, according to researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Researchers concluded that they could not endorse any ingredient, product, or supplement formulation designed for brain health, but they did endorse a healthy diet as an alternative. ”Most supplements don't have good evidence to support their use," said study author Howard Fillit, MD, clinical professor of medicine, neuroscience, and geriatrics and palliative medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He added, “This report is an important effort to address the issue of people confusing some of the real evidence on how they might achieve brain health through lifestyle interventions vs the perceived value of these supplements,

— Howard M Fillit,, MD, Clinical Professor, Medicine, Neuroscience, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai\

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