Clinical Trials and Wake Forest Baptist
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Below are a few facts about clinical trials at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
- Wake Forest Baptist was among a small group of institutions behind groundbreaking research 10 years ago that raised questions about the use of hormone replacement therapy for women. Many area women participated in the local study effort, which focused on cognition among older women. The study showed that taking the typical combination hormone therapy of estrogen plus progestin doubled the risk for probable dementia in women 65 and older and did not prevent mild cognitive impairment.
- The Food and Drug Administration's 2010 ban on alcoholic energy drinks containing stimulants such as caffeine came three years after an in-depth Wake Forest Baptist research study on the dangers of such drinks. The 2007 study showed that students who consumed alcohol with energy drinks were twice as likely to be hurt or injured, twice as likely to require medical attention and twice as likely to ride with intoxicated drivers than students who did not partake of such drinks.
- There are some 350 active clinical studies and trials enrolling participants at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center covering major issues such as: cancer, diabetes, gastrointestinal, health equity, heart disease, kidney, geriatrics, movement disorders, pediatrics, sleep disorders, stroke, vascular disorders, women's health and many others. Go to www.WakeHealth.edu/BeInvolved for more information.