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Supplement fails to ease Alzheimer's

April 7, 2003 at 4:10 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, April 7 (UPI) -- New research released Monday suggests an over-the-counter dietary supplement has proved to be useless in treating Alzheimer's disease patients. The hormone-based DHEA, which once was touted to treat aging and several illnesses, failed to provide any long-term significant benefit, researchers said.

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