“BRAIN PILLS ARE A BUST”
The title of this post is the headline of a short news item in the July/August, 2019 AARP Bulletin. (The publications from AARP are easily worth the small membership fee. )
This article is based on a recent report released by the AARP Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) — an independent body of top scientists, doctors, scholars, and policy experts who reviewed the evidence of brain health supplement effectiveness.
Dementia, including Alzheimer’s, takes a horrible toll on those suffering from it as well as their families and caregivers. We all pray for the day when the medical research community finds the key to unlock the causes and cure. For now, the GCBH report concluded, “scientific evidence does not support the use of any supplement to prevent, slow, reverse, or stop cognitive decline or dementia or other neurological disease such as Alzheimer’s.”
The report noted that in spite of the lack of any evidence of the benefits of such supplements, one in four Americans 50 and older takes a supplement for brain health, spending more than $3 Billion in 2016.
The GCBH recommends consumers save their money and adopt healthy lifestyle habits instead.
Blessings and Peace!