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The goal of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a new one-a-day Cooper complete vitamin supplement with or without a combined omega-3 fatty acid supplement on selected clinical risk factor measures. Participants taking the Cooper Complete one-a-day vitamin plus omega-3 fatty acid will have greater improvement in homocysteine, LDL cholesterol, and C-reactive protein than those taking the other supplements.
Participants will be randomized to 1 of 3 groups: vitamin with omega-3, vitamin w/o omega-3, or omega-3 alone. They will take the vitamin 12 weeks, after which time they will return for all laboratory tests. Persons who are currently taking a supplement must undergo a 2-week washout period before beginning the study. Participants taking the Cooper Complete one-a-day vitamin plus omega-3 fatty acid will have greater improvement in homocysteine, LDL cholesterol, and C-reactive protein than those taking the other supplements.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Cooper Complete One-A-Day Vitamin Supplement
The Cooper Institute
Active, not recruiting
The Cooper Institute
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:28:45-0400
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