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Do shark cartilage supplements help people with dementia?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Murdock
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not directly

Shark cartilage, which is rich in mucopolysacharides and chondroitin may lower your risk factors for diseases which can contribute to dementia, but there have been no reproducible peer-reviewed studies which implicate shark cartilage in the treatment of existing dementias.

In brief: Not directly

Shark cartilage, which is rich in mucopolysacharides and chondroitin may lower your risk factors for diseases which can contribute to dementia, but there have been no reproducible peer-reviewed studies which implicate shark cartilage in the treatment of existing dementias.
Dr. David Murdock
Dr. David Murdock
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

There is no evidence for shark cartilage or any other supplements to prevent or treat patients with dementia.

In brief: No

There is no evidence for shark cartilage or any other supplements to prevent or treat patients with dementia.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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In brief: Doubtful but...

I would not think so, but there is new research out there all the time.
Keep an open mind but don't believe all the ads and claims

In brief: Doubtful but...

I would not think so, but there is new research out there all the time.
Keep an open mind but don't believe all the ads and claims
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Toxin contamination

Recent studies showed significant levels of methylmercury and bmaa in shark fins.
Both are neurotoxins.

In brief: Toxin contamination

Recent studies showed significant levels of methylmercury and bmaa in shark fins.
Both are neurotoxins.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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