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Brain ‘drug’ not a smart choice

According to a survey carried out by the Harvard Medical School, 25 per cent of adults over the age of 50 take brain supplements.

Nutritionist Dr Janaki Srinath said protein supplements are required only for those whose food does not have enough of it.

Hyderabad: Using a legal loophole, brain supplements or ‘smart drugs’ are being grouped as dietary supplements and sold as over-the-counter drugs. They are being sold with promises of enhanced memory and sharper attention and focus. But there is no proof of the supplements actually boosting memory or slowing the decline of brain function, according to research ...

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