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November 1999 Issue

Can Diet or Supplements Prevent Alzheimer's? Delay Symptoms?

Q. Are there any supplements or dietary changes that can prevent Alzheimer's Disease, which seems to run in my family?A. Unfortunately, right now there are no known dietary remedies to prevent this progressive brain disease that afflicts about four million Americans. However, research offers preliminary promise that some dietary supplements may slow the onset of symptoms, including memory loss. If the supplements prove effective, they may be able to delay Alzheimer's indefinitely—in

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