Dietary supplements that purport to improve brain health are "pseudomedicine," according to a recent paper published in JAMA by a team of UCSF researchers. They say that although there is no known nutritional supplement that prevents cognitive decline or dementia, a loosely regulated $3.2 billion brain health industry continues to market ineffective, costly and potentially dangerous products. We'll talk about how to avoid bogus brain remedies and about what actually works to improve cognitive function.
UCSF Researchers Call Out Brain Health Supplements as 'Pseudomedicine'
(Illustration: Getty Images)
Joanna Hellmuth, assistant professor of neurology, UCSF Memory and Aging Center