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Effect of Medical Food on Reducing Asthma Symptoms in Asthmatic Children

2014-08-27 03:15:11 | BioPortfolio

Summary

To determine the effect of medical food on reducing asthma symptoms in asthmatic children.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Asthma

Intervention

medical food with EPA and GLA, vitamins and minerals, medical food minus EPA and GLA, antioxidant vitamins/minerals

Location

National Jewish Health
Denver
Colorado
United States
80206

Status

Completed

Source

Abbott Nutrition

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:11-0400

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