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  • Ginkgo may aid leg arteries

    Dec 01, 2009
     Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh randomly assigned more than 3,000 adults older than 75 to take either 120 milligrams of ginkgo or inactive placebo pills twice a day. They found that over the next six years, the Ginkgo group had a lower risk of developing peripheral artery disease (PAD), a buildup of artery-clogging plaques in the legs that reduces blood flow and can lead to pain and cramps when a person walks. The finding is in line with past research showing that ginkgo supplements helped people with PAD walk farther without pain.

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