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The purpose of this study is to determine if increased blueberry intake helps increase brain antioxidant (glutathione), which is essential to maintain brain health in older adults.

Clinical Trial Description

Eating more blueberries may improve brain health of older adults by increasing the antioxidant levels in the brain to protect nerve cells against aging related changes. Researchers think there may be a relationship between the brain's natural defense system and blueberry intake due to their high antioxidant content. This study will use an MRI with special Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) scans to measure the antioxidant, glutathione in the brain to see if blueberry intake may aid in enhancing glutathione levels. Participants will be asked to make a total of 4 visits to the research site. Participation will last about 3 months. ;

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NCT number NCT05024916
Study type Interventional
Source University of Kansas Medical Center
Contact Kendra Spaeth
Phone (913)588-8992
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date October 1, 2021
Completion date September 30, 2023

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