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Is Omega-3 Fatty Acid Red Blood Cell (RBC) Saturation Product Dependent?

2014-08-27 03:15:03 | BioPortfolio

Summary

To demonstrate that RBC saturation of the Omega-3 fatty acids reaching cardioprotective levels as proven with the HS-Omega-3 Index test will be achieved most efficiently depending on a specific product utilized within this study.

Description

To demonstrate that RBC saturation of the Omega-3 fatty acids reaching cardioprotective levels as proven with the HS-Omega-3 Index test will be achieved most efficiently depending on a specific product utilized within this study. The HS-Omega-3 Index is a new test that measures blood levels of the cardioprotective omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. RBS saturation is being measured to identify how much Omega 3 is in the blood.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Cardioprotective Levels

Intervention

Omega-3, Omega-3, Omega-3

Location

Bucci Laser Vision Institute
Wilkes-Barre
Pennsylvania
United States
18702

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Bucci Laser Vision Institute

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:03-0400

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