Nun Study

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Gynaecology An exhaustive epidemiological study by F. Gagnon based on 3,280 Canadian nuns, which found no cancers of the uterine cervix, confirming Rigoni-Stern’s 1842 observation that cervical cancer is linked to sexual activity.

Neurology A study in which linguistic ability in early life and cognitive function and Alzheimer’s disease in late life were compared in a religious order—the School Sisters of Notre Dame
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Snowdon's 2001 book, Aging With Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives, was based on that research and drew immense attention to Alzheimer's disease.
Tyas and her colleagues used the ongoing Nun Study as the basis of their analysis.
Participants had been enrolled into the Nun Study - an ongoing health investigation involving Roman Catholic nuns in the US.
A particularly powerful study along those lines is called either the Nun study or the Religious Orders study, in which individuals have been in a known and relatively controlled environment their entire lives.
David Snowdon, renowned expert on aging, director of the Nun Study on Alzheimer's disease and author of Aging with Grace.
Dr David Snowdon, who headed the 15-year programme dubbed The Nun Study, said it has given him clues to the cause of Alzeimher's.
Although the nun study doesn't support this theory, Snowdon isn't ready to rule it out.
The former urban planner for the city of Chicago was originally inspired to focus on women religious in this, her first feature film, by the book Aging With Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives by David Snowdon, who studied aging and Alzheimer's in religious sisters.
David Snowdon, expert on aging and director of the Nun Study, a widely acclaimed Alzheimer's study, will deliver the keynote address to clinicians attending the 2005 Issues in Aging Medical Congress, July 14-17, 2005 in New Orleans.
The Nun Study (JAMA 277[10]:813-17, 1997) is the classic study on possible relations between strokes and AD.
Her book reviews the latest studies on how the brain works, The Nun Study, and studies over many years of what makes people happy and mentally successful later in life.
In his recently published book, Aging with Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us about Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives, Dr.