Ginkgo Biloba And Risk Of Cancer: Secondary Analysis Of The Ginkgo Evaluation Of Memory (GEM) Study
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In an analysis of a study where 240mg EGb-761 was given to persons over the age of 75 for the purpose of cognitive decline, there was no significant protective effect of ginkgo on cancer incidence over the course of 6.1 years. There was a nonsignificant trend to increase breast and colon cancer risk while reducing prostate cancer risk, and this increased risk for breast cancer reached significance (hazard ratio of 2.5 with a 95% CI of 1.03–6.07) when observation was started 1 year after randomization.