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To evaluate the effect of foods on cognitive function

Target Population
Healthy men and women, 50 – 75 years

Major Exclusions
Nut or coconut allergies
BMI <25 or >35 kg/m2
<50 years, >75 years
Fish oil, omega 3 fatty acids, choline, or lutein supplementation within the past 2 months
Fat malabsorption
Alcohol consumption of more than 2 drinks per day or 14 drinks per week
Smoking or use of nicotine patches or gum within the last 6 months

Length of Study
6 months

Number of Visits
11 (1 screening visit, 3 visits for pre-study day meals, 4 visits for study food pick-up, 3 visits for study measures)


Can I work?

Study diet
1.5 or 3 ounces of almonds/day or 3 ounces of a snack mix/day

$25 for one screening visits
$675 if you qualify and complete the study.

Length of study

Total length of the study including resident stays and nonresident visits.
This does not mean you will be testing the entire time.

The length of time volunteers are required to stay overnight at the HNRCA. Residents have their own private room, bathroom, television, VCR, and phone during their stay.

The amount of reimbursement for travel and inconvenience.
Number of visits

Total number of nonresident visits.
Study diet

Indicates meals which will be provided by the HNRCA
Can I work?

Indicates if you will be able to work and if so, when.

For more information about this study, please call Volunteer Services at 1-800-738-7555.

We appreciate your interest in our program and we hope to work with you in the future.

Thank you,
The Recruitment Office
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University