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The Role of Mid-Life Adiposity in Functional Brain Connectivity

This study has been terminated.
(This is a basic research study with no clinical data to report)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Medical College of Wisconsin Identifier:
First received: January 24, 2013
Last updated: February 8, 2016
Last verified: February 2016
The purpose of the study is to use functional MRI (fMRI) to measure brain connectivity in middle-aged individuals with different levels of body fat. The ultimate goal of this research is to develop an early diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: The Role of Mid-Life Adiposity in Functional Brain Connectivity

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Further study details as provided by Medical College of Wisconsin:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Brain connectivity measured by fMRI [ Time Frame: One visit ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Blood draw

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: December 2012
Study Completion Date: February 2016
Primary Completion Date: February 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Participants will have one visit for:

  • Blood draw
  • Body composition scan
  • Cognitive screen
  • Neurological exam
  • MRI scan

The visit will take approximately 3 hours.


Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Healthy volunteers from the community

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 45-65 years of age
  • Normal memory
  • Right-handed
  • General good physical health

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of stroke or neurological disease
  • Seizures or head injury with loss of consciousness within the last five years
  • Ferrous (magnetic) or electronic implants (due to the magnet in the MRI scanner)
  • Claustrophobia

More detailed inclusion/exclusion criteria must be met in order to qualify for the study. The study coordinator will determine eligibility.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01777789

United States, Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical College of Wisconsin
Principal Investigator: Piero Antuono, MD Medical College of Wisconsin
  More Information

Responsible Party: Medical College of Wisconsin Identifier: NCT01777789     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRO16109
Study First Received: January 24, 2013
Last Updated: February 8, 2016

Keywords provided by Medical College of Wisconsin:
Alzheimer's disease
functional neuroimaging

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on August 17, 2017