Nut supplementation to mitigate post-stroke cognitive decline (NUT-me): a pilot study

This study from Monash University is looking for survivors of stroke to examine if eating nuts regularly reduces post-stroke cognitive decline and dementia.

The research will involve you eating a mix of nuts for 90 days and attending the Be Active Sleep Eat (BASE) facility in Notting Hill, Melbourne, on four occasions to complete a few questionnaires and a series of cognitive tests.

The findings from the study will help in identifying nuts as a feasible strategy to mitigate post-stroke cognitive impairment.

You may be eligible if you:

  • had a stroke in the past 6 months
  • are over 18 years of age
  • do not have an allergy to nuts
  • do not consume nuts habitually
  • do not have mastication issues, i.e. trouble chewing
  • do not have dementia.


If you would like further information about the study, or would be interested in participating, please complete the screening questionnaire, or contact Dr Barbara Cardoso via email

Explanatory statement (PDF 209 KB)