Diet and the Aging Brain
We investigate whether a change in diet could provide positive effects on general brain functions in healthy elderly people.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Phase IV Interventional Study: Effect of Diet on Brain Function in Elderly Healthy People|
- implicit visual-motor learning of a finger sequence of the hand.
- implicit learning of an artificial language
- several plasma levels related to cognitive functions
|Study Start Date:||August 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2008|
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.
|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|