Cognitive Research Study
Volunteers Needed for a Research Study
Evaluating Whole Foods Supplementation on Cognition
The Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine and the Medical Wellness Center are conducting a research study to determine if two different regimens of whole-food supplements, one with Gingko biloba, grape seed extract, and choline and the other with grape seed extract, green tea extract, vitamins D, A, C, B6, thiamine, and riboflavin, have an effect on your cognitive functioning, compared to a placebo. The results of this research will be used to help develop additional strategies for improving cognitive functioning.
To participate in the study you need to be at least 60 years of age. You also need to be English speaking, not living in some type of nursing facility, and you must stop taking any nutritional supplements for cognition 2 weeks before enrolling in the study and during the trial. Ninety subjects will be enrolled in the study over a one-year period. The study will require your participation for 6 months. If you decide to participate, you will not be allowed to consume any known pharmaceutical agents or nutritional supplements containing ingredients that might have an effect on your cognitive functioning, such as Gingko biloba or Vitamin E until the conclusion of the 6-month study period.
You will need to provide a small blood sample that is sent to Standard Process, Inc.; a federally-licensed supplement manufacturer that will test your blood for cytokines, which are markers of inflammation produced by your immune system. You will be required to complete several questionnaires at the baseline and 3- and 6-month visits. You will be compensated for your participation in this research study.
To find out if you are eligible for the study or if you have any questions about your potential participation, please contact:
Dr. John Lewis at 305-243-6227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.