Fatty Acid Quality and Overweight (FO-study)

2014-08-27 03:17:12 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to study the health effects of fatty acid quality in healthy, overweight individuals.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Basic Science


Weight Reduction and Insulin Sensitivity


fatty acid quality and overweight


Akershus University College




Akershus University College

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:12-0400

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