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Meal and Memory Study

Meal and Memory Study

We are learning more and more about the risks for Alzheimer’s disease every year, and that includes learning what foods are best at promoting brain health. It might be more complicated than ‘this food is good or bad.’ Dr. Angela Hanson, a geriatric physician at the University of Washington, is conducting a study that examines how a risk gene for Alzheimer’s disease might affect people’s memory and metabolic responses to different meals. Her preliminary work showed that people who carry the gene APOE4 (E4) responded differently to different Alzheimer’s treatments and diets, compared to people who did not carry this gene. Dr. Hanson plans to study this further with the “Meal and Memory Study” in adults age 55 and older who do not have dementia.

Participant Eligibility

Age 55 and older
Able to read and understand English
Be free of dementia, and able to cognitively and physically give informed consent
Be free of diabetes
Not taking any blood thinners other than aspirin


Angela Hanson
(206) 897-5393

Additional Study Details

Full Study Title
APOE genotype and diet influences on Alzheimer’s biomarkers

Study ID: STUDY00001483
Start Date: 04/29/2016
End Date: 03/04/2022

Angela Hanson, Principal Investigator

Accepts Healthy Volunteers?

Study Site(s)

University of Washington Medical Center

1959 Pacific Street, Seattle WA Clinical Research Center
Seattle, Washington 98104


Use the link below to send a message to the study coordinator, or call the number above to speak directly with a study representative.

I am interested in this research study.