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06 Apr 2006

alzheimer test
i heard that a gene test exist to examine the possiblitity that you might develop alzheimer in your life. Could you give more info on this. Is there any precautionary vitamines etc. that can be taken to prevent alzheimer?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

I don't think this is yet an established, reliable and available test --- at least, not as far as I've heard, in SA. Although the relevance of specific genes is being explored, no single widely agreed cause has yet been identified. And though the sellers of ginko biloba may want us to believe it has preventive powers, there is NO good evidence to support that suggestion. Unfortunately, it's not hard for commercial enterprizes to find a "medical professional" to make enthusiastic noises about new products, not necessarily based on fine scientific evidence
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