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Dietary Treatments for Cognitive Impairment

Start: August 2015
End: July 2019
Enrollment: 60

What Is This Study About?

This clinical trial will test the feasibility of a modified Atkins diet (MAD) and whether the MAD results in better cognitive test scores than a placebo diet in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early Alzheimer's disease living in the community.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 60 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Must have:

  • Diagnosis of MCI or Alzheimer's disease
  • Availability of study partner without cognitive impairment who lives with participant
  • Consent of primary care physician

Must NOT have:

  • History of stroke, coronary artery disease, pancreatitis, renal disease or recurrent kidney stones, liver disease
  • Untreated hypothyroidism or B12 deficiency
  • Insulin-dependent diabetes
  • Body mass index less than 18.5
  • Multiple food allergies
  • Strict diet (for example, vegetarian, gluten-free)

If I Qualify, Who Do I Contact?

Contact study personnel listed either under the general study contact or the location nearest you.


Need Help?

Contact NIA’s Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center at 800-438-4380 or email ADEAR.

Where Is This Study Located?

Who Sponsors This Study?

Lead: Johns Hopkins University

Source: ID: NCT02521818

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