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Pseudomedicine for dementia and brain health blasted

Posted 30 January 2019

Physicians at the Memory and Aging Center at the University of California, San Francisco have written a viewpoint article critical of:

  • the dietary supplement industry, which sells and estimated $3.2 billion per year of products claimed to improve cognition and brain health
  • licensed medical professionals who offer interventions (such as intravenous nutrition, personalized detoxification, chelation therapy, antibiotics, and stem cell therapy) to address unsubstantiated causes of neurodegenerative disease (e.g., metal toxicity, mold exposure, and Lyme disease)
  • medical professionals who combine supplements and unproven lifestyle changes with known dementia interventions (e.g., cognitive training, exercise, and a heart-healthy diet) and misrepresent that program as a unique holistic and personal approach.

Refernce: Hellmuth J. Rabinovici GD. Miller BL. The rise of pseudomedicine for dementia and brain health. JAMA, Jan 25, 2019

January 25, 2019

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