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Caitríona seeking Healthy Volunteers for study on role of Magnesium on Memory

11 Nov 2015
Dr Caitríona Long-Smith and Dr Susan Rafferty-Mcardle at Health Matters Day in UCC

At Health Matters Day in UCC, Dr Caitríona Long-Smith began her search for healthy volunteers, to take part in a study which investigates the role of magnesium in counteracting the negative effects of aging and stress on memory.

Dr Long-Smith, a SFI Advance Award Research fellow in the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, will investigate how the brain responds to multi-mineral supplementation rich in marine magnesium. Studies have suggested that magnesium may aid memory processes and alleviate stress.

The study will be carried out in conjunction with Marigot Ltd., Dr. Suzanne Timmons, Consultant Gerontologist, and Dr. Yvonne Nolan, Principal Investigator, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience.


So if you are a healthy individual aged between 18 and 40 years or 65 and 85 years and

are interested in participating in a study which will involve taking a marine-magnesium enriched multi-mineral supplement for 12 weeks, then contact:

Dr Caitríona Long-Smith at  (086)8680146.


 The study is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and Marigot Ltd., and is focused on the promotion of brain health.



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