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The Poem Research Study

Pioglitazone or Exercise to treat MCI

The principal investigator for this study is Robert S. Schwartz, MD. This research study is approved by the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB protocol #07-1215).

The purpose of this study is to determine whether six months of exercise training or a study drug (Pioglitazone) can improve memory function. The study drug and exercise both help insulin in the body work better. Insulin is important to brain function. The goal of this research study is to find out whether improving insulin metabolism, using the study drug or exercise, can help slow declines in memory function compared to those who are not treated.

Research Study Qualifications:

  • Men and women over the age of 55 years of age
  • Mild memory problems
  • Overweight
  • Non-smokers
  • Not regulary exercising

Benefits for study volunteers:
Participants will receive, at no cost, information regarding their health status, including testing for memory function, diabetes, cholesterol, body fat and bone density. Eligible participants will also receive monetary compensation.

For more information about this study, please contact:
Toby at 720-848-6376 or