A Study Evaluating How Dietary Fat Affects Cognition

Official Title

Essential Fats For Enhancing Cognitive Thinking (EFFECT) Study: Dietary Fat Quality and Cognitive Impairment


The purpose of the EFFECT Study is to determine how dietary fats influence cognitive (mental) function in adults.


During the 7-week study participants will

  • Consume one study food per day for a total of 3 weeks
  • Have their blood drawn
  • Have their body weight and shape measured
  • Complete cognitive tests
  • Fill out questionnaires
  • Complete diet and physical activity recalls

Could this study be right for you?

  • Feel your memory or concentration is not as good as you'd like it to be
  • Are overweight
  • Do NOT have diabetes
  • Do NOT have dementia or Alzheimer's
  • Do NOT have food allergies 
  • Are NOT pregnant or nursing an infant

Age Range

40 - 75 years