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The Role of Mid-Life Adiposity in Functional Brain Connectivity

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01777789
Recruitment Status : Terminated (This is a basic research study with no clinical data to report)
First Posted : January 29, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 9, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Medical College of Wisconsin

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease
Alzheimer's Disease

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.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: The Role of Mid-Life Adiposity in Functional Brain Connectivity
Study Start Date : December 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2016

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

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Blood draw

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older 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 (NCT number): NCT01777789

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

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Responsible Party: Medical College of Wisconsin Identifier: NCT01777789     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRO16109
First Posted: January 29, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2016
Last Verified: February 2016
Keywords provided by Medical College of Wisconsin:
Alzheimer's disease
functional neuroimaging
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Alzheimer Disease
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders