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Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Markers of Inflammation

2014-08-27 03:13:28 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The major purpose of this study is to examine the effect of two sources of dietary omega-3 fatty acids, each given at two doses, on potential health benefits related to cardiovascular disease prevention. The two sources of dietary omega-3 fatty acids will be fish oil, and flax seed oil.

Description

The major purpose of this study is to examine the effect of two sources of dietary omega-3 fatty acids, each given at two doses, on potential health benefits related to cardiovascular disease prevention. The two sources of dietary omega-3 fatty acids will be fish oil, and flax seed oil. Each will be given at a lower dose that could realistically be achieved from food sources alone, and at a higher dose that could not realistically be achieved from food alone and would require supplementation. The outcomes being studied are markers of inflammation. The subjects being studied are those with elevated risk factors for diabetes and heart disease that meet the criteria for the "metabolic syndrome". These are the people who are currently not diabetic, and who have not been diagnosed yet with heart disease, who are at risk of developing these diseases and who would likely benefit the most from the omega-3 therapy should it prove to be effective.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Obesity

Intervention

Fish Oil, Flax Seed Oil

Location

Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford
California
United States
94305

Status

Completed

Source

Stanford University

Results (where available)

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