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Ginkgo may protect against stroke damage

October 10, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Ginkgo biloba may protect your brain from damage caused by a stroke.Researchers gave mice daily doses of the extract, then induced a stroke. The mice suffered about half the brain damage as mice that didn't get gingko.

Researchers also gave the extract to mice after they had a stroke, and the sooner they got it, the less damage they suffered.

Gingko works by boosting an enzyme that acts as an antioxidant to protect against cell damage.

 

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