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Diet and the Aging Brain

2014-08-27 03:38:58 | BioPortfolio

Summary

We investigate whether a change in diet could provide positive effects on general brain functions in healthy elderly people.

Description

The age-related degradation of cognitive functions even to the point of neurodegenerative disorders such as alzheimer`s disease are a growing public-health concern with potentially devastating effects.

Refering to animal data and empirical studies, a healthy diet rich in unsaturated fatty acids and low in calories should improve cognitive functions such as learning and memory. To test this hypothesis, we study general brain functions in healthy elderly subjects (50-80 years old) during a short term diet.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Healthy

Intervention

diet

Location

University Hospital Muenster, Department of Neurology
Muenster
NRW
Germany
48149

Status

Recruiting

Source

University Hospital Muenster

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:38:58-0400

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