Do 'memory-boosting' supplements work?

Today, one can easily find supplements that may include gingko biloba, vitamin E or fish oil that claim to help with brain power or memory.
Today, one can easily find supplements that may include gingko biloba, vitamin E or fish oil that claim to help with brain power or memory. PHOTO: THE BUSINESS TIMES

It's natural to want to avoid memory loss with age, and the many supplements being touted out there are tempting.

Today, one can easily find supplements that may include gingko biloba, vitamin E or fish oil that claim to help with brain power or memory. The claims are attractive but do these "brain boosters" work?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 13, 2018, with the headline 'Do 'memory-boosting' supplements work?'. Print Edition | Subscribe