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Clinical Trial
. 2007 Sep;14(5):517-28.
doi: 10.1080/13825580600788100.

Creatine Supplementation and Cognitive Performance in Elderly Individuals

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Creatine Supplementation and Cognitive Performance in Elderly Individuals

Terry McMorris et al. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. .

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of creatine supplementation on the cognitive performance of elderly people. Participants were divided into two groups, which were tested on random number generation, forward and backward number and spatial recall, and long-term memory tasks to establish a baseline level. Group 1 (n = 15) were given 5 g four times a day of placebo for 1 week, followed by the same dosage of creatine for the second week. Group 2 (n = 17) were given placebo both weeks. Participants were retested at the end of each week. Results showed a significant effect of creatine supplementation on all tasks except backward number recall. It was concluded that creatine supplementation aids cognition in the elderly.

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