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I've just been reading about the miracle effects of the goji berry. how true is it?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I don't know what : You have read. I tend not to get my info from the sites that sell goji berries - because I have seen some incredible (but unsubstantiated) claims. I have seen things written about weight loss, sun protection, eye protection, aphrodisiac qualities & fertility enhancement. Etc. The only thing I do know for sure is that goji berries are bursting with antioxidants - these are very healthy for you!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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We eat them in our home & I grow them.
Sep 28, 2013
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Goji berries: Goji berries are a very interesting food with good antioxidant content, but what "miracle effects" are you referring to? There are research reports of benefit in preventing macular degeneration: http://tinyurl.Com/mpsxhfd ; reinforcing immune defense: http://tinyurl.Com/kldryqc ; also possible neuroprotective attributes: http://tinyurl.Com/llffau8 no miracles with alzheimer's though.

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