Sunday, 3 March, 2024
HomeQuick diagnosesBiggest cognitive study

Biggest cognitive study

A third of a million adults in the UK are to be invited to take part in the world's biggest study of cognitive function. The aim of the trial, funded by the [b]Medical Research Council[/b], is to try to predict what factors may increase the risk of developing dementia. All the participants will be part of [b]UK Biobank[/b], and previously gave DNA samples and lifestyle information. They will be asked to do a series of memory and reasoning tests online. Researchers will also look at other factors like smoking, diet and exercise, to see how big a factor these are in triggering dementia.

[link url=http://www.bbc.com/news/health-27236004]Full BBC News report[/link]

MedicalBrief — our free weekly e-newsletter

We'd appreciate as much information as possible, however only an email address is required.