DIETARY INTERVENTION IN HUMANS: A PILOT STUDY ON FEASIBILITY, SAFETY AND EFFECTS ON COGNITIVE AND IMMUNE FUNCTIONS
The Phase I part of the study is designed as a randomized cross-over trial, including two
arms: a Control arm and a multi-cycle special 5-day dietary regimen (Diet, 3 cycles) arm.
After 3 cycles, the Control and Diet groups are crossed over such that the Control group
will under-go dieting and the Diet group will return to normal diet. Participants will be
monitored for body weight and physiological changes, as well as the adherence to the dietary
The Phase II part of the study is an expansion of the Phase I to ascertain the impact of the
dietary intervention on risk factors for metabolic syndrome and biomarkers associated with
aging and age-related diseases.
Statistical methods: Paired samples t-test and Mann-Whitney test will be used to compare
between Control and Diet groups as well as pre- and post-diet values.