University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute Seek Participants Over 70 for STAREE Study Sponsored by Monash University

The University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) in Australia seek participants in the Cessnock and the Hunter to consider participating in the STAREE trial—a government-funded, community-based clinical trial. Participants must be over 70 and seek to contribute to the mission to ultimately beat heart disease as well as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia ailments.  
Collaboration with Monash University & Others
University of Newcastle and HMRI are collaborating with Australia’s Monash University and other institutions to conduct this study involving 10,000 Australians. Already 500 have signed up in the Hunter.
The STAREE Trial
Sponsored by Monash University, the STAREE trial includes collaborators from the National Health and Medical Research Council and National Heart Foundation Australia.
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