Clinical trials are research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people. The results of clinical trials can lead to new treatments for many diseases that are common among older adults such as Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, various types of cancers, stroke, and diabetes. If you decide to join a clinical trial, it’s important to know about potential benefits as well as possible risks.
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