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Multicultural Healthy Diet to Reduce Cognitive Decline

Start: October 2, 2018
End: September 2023
Enrollment: 326

What Is This Study About?

This 18-month trial will investigate whether the Multicultural Healthy Diet can improve cognitive functioning in middle-aged adults living in an urban setting. The Multicultural Healthy Diet emphasizes plant-based foods and limits animal and high-saturated fat foods. Participants will be randomly assigned to the study diet or to their usual diet and sessions that focus on self-care, such as dealing with aches and pains of aging. Researchers will measure the effect the diet has through real-time cognitive assessments and changes in nutrition and plasma biomarkers.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 40 Years

Maximum Age: 65 Years

Must have:

  • Living, working, attending school or visiting Co-op City, Bronx 
  • Willingness to accept assignment to intervention or comparison diet group
  • Willingness to participate in a study in which weight loss is not a primary goal

Must NOT have:

  • Cognitively impaired
  • History of traumatic brain injury
  • Psychiatric illness
  • History of diabetes and experiencing hypoglycemia
  • Liver disease
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure (greater than 140/90 mmHg)
  • History of heart disease that affects physical functioning
  • Severe chronic illness
  • Low literacy
  • History of alcohol or drug dependence
  • Blood disease or malignancy not in remission for more than 5 years
  • Visual, hearing, or motor impairment that would interfere with cognitive testing
  • Chronic kidney disease on dialysis or special diet

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: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Inc.

Collaborator Sponsor

  • Penn State University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Source: ID: NCT03240406

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