Diet and the Aging Brain
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00463255|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 20, 2007
Last Update Posted : November 8, 2011
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Healthy||Behavioral: diet||Phase 3|
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 Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||120 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Phase IV Interventional Study: Effect of Diet on Brain Function in Elderly Healthy People|
|Study Start Date :||August 2006|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 2008|
- implicit visual-motor learning of a finger sequence of the hand.
- implicit learning of an artificial language
- several plasma levels related to cognitive functions
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00463255
|University Hospital Muenster, Department of Neurology|
|Muenster, NRW, Germany, 48149|
|Study Chair:||Stefan Knecht, MD, Prof.||University Hospital Muenster|
|Study Chair:||Bernd E Ringelstein, MD, Prof||University Hopsital Muenster|
|Principal Investigator:||Agnes Floeel, MD||University Hospital Muenster|