Report pans supplements for brain health as ‘huge waste of money’

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BrainSupplements to preserve or boost memory or cognition are ‘not worth the plastic they’re bottled in’, according to a report by the Global Council on Brain Health, an independent collaboration of neurologists, nutritionists and researchers. Overall, they stress that vitamins or nutrients that might be helpful for cognition should be consumed as food, not as supplements.

“Supplements for brain health appear to be a huge waste of money for the 25% of adults over 50 who take them,” says American Association of Retired Persons senior vice president for policy Sarah Lenz Lock, the GCBH executive director.

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