Research Study

MINT-01 (A Medium Chain Triglyceride INTervention for Alzheimer Disease (A MINT for AD Study)
Principal Investigator 
Haakon Nygaard


Body Locations and Systems 
Alzheimer's Disease
Disorders and Conditions 
Alzheimer's Disease
Study Start/End 
Jul 7, 2016 to Sep 22, 2020
UBC Hospital
Penny Slack, Research Coordinator
Email Address
Purpose of Study 

This study will test the safety and tolerability of a medium chain triglyceride (MCT) supplement in those with Alzheimer Disease (AD). 

recruitment poster


Inclusion Criteria:

  • You have a diagnosis of mild-moderate severity Alzheimer Disease. 
  • You are between the age of 50-90
  • You have someone who knows you well, who you see frequently and who can be your study partner and accompany you to all study visits. 
  • You are able to speak, read, and understand English 
  • You have adequate visual and hearing abilities to be able to complete tests
  • You have completed at least 6 years of education 
  • You are in good general health, with no diseases that would interfere with the study 
  • You are not breastfeeding, pregnant, or of childbearing potential 
  • You can commit to 5-8 clinic visits over a period of approximately 2-3 months 
  • You are willing and able to have 2 MRI scans and 2 PET scans 
  • You are able to consent to all testing procedures 



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