Multicultural Healthy Diet to Reduce Cognitive Decline

Updated on 19 February 2021
nutritional assessment
cognitive changes
nutrition education
dietary modification
cognitive assessment
diet modification


The Multicultural Healthy Diet (MHD) is a pilot randomized controlled clinical trial designed to test the effects of an 18-month intervention on cognitive function. MHD is an anti-inflammatory diet tailored to a multicultural population.


The emphasis of the intervention is on plant-based foods and limited animal and high saturated fat foods with focus on anti-inflammatory foods/food components specific to the cultural context of the participants. The trial will compare the effects of the dietary intervention (MHD) on cognitive status to those of the control diet or usual diet plus modules on self-care matters such as dealing with aches and pains of aging, obtaining a health care proxy, etc.

Condition Diet and Nutrition
Clinical Study IdentifierTX266724
Last Modified on19 February 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Living, working, attending school or visiting Co-Op City, Bronx (e.g. for shopping, doctor's visits, etc.) or communities neighboring Co-Op City and are between 40-65 years of age
Willingness to accept assignment to intervention or comparison diet group
Willingness to participate in a study where weight loss is not a primary goal

Exclusion Criteria

Cognitively impaired
Currently pregnant, breast feeding or planning to become pregnant
History of traumatic brain injury
Psychiatric illness
History of diabetes and experiencing hypoglycemia
Liver disease
Uncontrolled hypertension as defined by blood pressure > 140/90 mm Hg
History of cardiovascular disease that affects physical functioning
Severe chronic illness
Low literacy
History of alcohol or drug dependence
Hematologic disease or malignancy not in remission for more than 5 years
Visual, auditory or motor impairment that precludes cognitive testing
Chronic Kidney Disease on dialysis or special diet
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