REtirement in ACTion (REACT) Study
19 May 2016
CRICBristol has begun hosting the functional MRI sub-study which forms part of the REtirement in ACTion (REACT) study, a multi-centre randomised controlled trial that includes a 24-month follow-up.
Funded by the National Institute for Health Research, the study will look into the effectiveness of physical activity in helping to reduce mobility related disability in older people.
Physical inactivity is strongly linked to physical disability in older people, and REACT will set out to establish the extent to which its protective effects improve brain structure and cognitive function.
Along with the University of Bristol, the study will also take place in collaboration with the Universities of Exeter, Bath, Oxford, Birmingham, and the West of England, with research and intervention carried out at centres in each of these locations. It is due to run until February 2020.
REACT will run in partnership with: