KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Duke University’s medical research project based at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis is now recruiting anyone age 30 and older into a physical performance study.

Researchers want to recruit 1,000 people to collect data that will help them understand what factors associated with physical condition, lifestyle and genetics contribute to changes in physical and cognitive abilities as people grow older.

The study’s lead investigators are Dr. Miriam C. Morey and Dr. Harvey J. Cohen, co-directors of the Duke Older Americans Independence Center.

Enrollment takes about 90 minutes and requires completing a health care questionnaire and brief physical and cognitive testing, as well as donating blood and urine samples. Participants wear an accelerometer on their belt for seven days to record activity level.

The Salisbury Post has more details.

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