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Phospholipid Intervention for Cognitive Ageing Reversal (PLICAR)

The aim of the study is to investigate whether a daily intake of this nutritional product is effective in improving cognition in older individuals who are experiencing memory difficulties.

Are you worried about your memory or know someone who is?

One of the most prominent and debilitating consequences of ageing in humans are cognitive deficits in learning and memory. There is an increased awareness of the possibility that dietary modification can alter the course of age-related cognitive decline.

The Swinburne Centre for Human Psychopharmacology is looking for participants for a study investigating the potential benefit of a new dietary supplement derived from milk that is rich in phospholipids on cognition in elderly participants. There is previous evidence to suggest that phospholipids, such as phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylserine may be beneficial to brain health, particularly during ageing.

The aim of the study is to investigate whether a daily intake of this nutritional product is effective in improving cognition in older individuals who are experiencing memory difficulties.

The study will further look at a number of biomarkers associated with oxidated stress and inflammation, and also look at potential cardiovascular benefits.

We are looking for participants aged 55 or older in good general health who are concerned about their memory.

Participants in this study will be required to take the supplement in form of a drink every day for a period of 6 months. This study will involve several visits to Swinburne University in Hawthorn over this 6 months period where several tests regarding brain function and other health measures will take place.

The dietary supplement provided is free and volunteers will receive reimbursement.

If you or someone you know may be interested in taking part in this clinical trial, please contact the PLICAR team at the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Hawthorn.

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Email: plicar@swin.edu.au

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