Effect of Alpha Lipoic Acid Supplementation on Cognitive and Vascular Function in Older Adults

Study Description: Anti-oxidants are believed to help reduce oxidative stress in the cells of the body. Smoking and aging increases oxidative stress and harms blood vessels in the brain, heart and throughout the body. The purpose of this study is to determine if taking alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), an over-the-counter oral dietary supplement, can improve mental sharpness and blood vessel health in people with high oxidative stress

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Principal Investigator: Vincent Robinson

Eligibility Criteria: Patients over the age of 50 are eligible to participate in the study.

Compensation: Yes, subjects will be compensated.

Compensation Explanation: Participants will receive a payment in the amount of $50.00 for taking part in this study: $20 at the first visit and $30 upon completing the follow-up visit. They will receive payment in cash.


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