Longitudinal Alzheimer's Studies Go Global

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Science  16 Oct 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5951, pp. 388
DOI: 10.1126/science.326_388

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In the past few years, several international projects inspired in varying degrees by the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (see main text) have gotten off the ground. Japan has a national Alzheimer's neuroimaging study very similar to ADNI. In China, three large-scale longitudinal studies are under way. And the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Flagship Study of Ageing (AIBL) will examine the role of lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise in cognitive aging.