Testosterone and fish oil to combat Alzheimer’s in world-first Australian trial
About 400 WA men over the age of 60 are needed for the trial, which will investigate the effects of the combined supplementation on people with memory problems but who have not been diagnosed with dementia.
Led by Professor Ralph Martins from Perth's McCusker Alzheimer's Research Foundation, the study has already had 200 calls from people interested in participating.
Professor Martins said participants would be asked to make contact with the research centre every 10 to 12 weeks for an injection.
He said the new treatment was aimed at getting in early before any primary damage to brain cells.
"It is not going to be a magic bullet but if we can reduce it by 10 or 15% that would be excellent," he said.
Professor Martins said people looking for a miracle pill to cure Alzheimer's would not find it, but future treatments could include combined efforts including fish oil, which he believed would be a major player in preventing and