Does Bacopa monnieri improve memory performance in older persons? Results of a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial.

@article{Morgan2010DoesBM,
  title={Does Bacopa monnieri improve memory performance in older persons? Results of a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial.},
  author={Annette Kay Morgan and John Stevens},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={
          753-9
        }
}
  • A. Morgan, J. Stevens
  • Published 20 July 2010
  • Medicine
  • Journal of alternative and complementary medicine
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of Bacopa monnieri Linn. for improvement of memory performance in healthy older persons. STUDY DESIGN This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS The trial took place in Lismore, NSW, Australia between February and July 2005. Ninety-eight (98) healthy participants over 55 years of age were recruited from the general population. INTERVENTIONS Participants were randomized… 
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