Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Nun Study

In 1986, David Snowdon, then at the University of Minnesota and later at the University of Kentucky, began a longitudinal study of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. The study, centered on Alzheimer's disease and aging in general, has come to be known as "The Nun Study"

Go to for more information. While the whole website has a wealth of information on the study, the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section contains a good, short synopsis.

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