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OmegAD (Omega-3 and Alzheimer's Disease)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00211159
First Posted: September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted: July 31, 2017
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Information provided by:
Karolinska University Hospital
  Purpose
Memory loss and difficulties with thinking associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) may be due to a deficiency in the brain of a fatty acid named DHA. The aim of this trial is to see if dietary supplementation with a preparation, rich in DHA, will halt cognitive impairment in AD patients

Condition Intervention
Alzheimer's Disease Drug: EPAX 1050TG

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Omega-3 Fatty Acid Treatment of 174 Patients With Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease (OmegAD): a Randomized Double-blind Trial

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Further study details as provided by Karolinska University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cognition measured according to ADAS-cog, MMSE scales

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety, tolerability, blood pressure
  • Gene expression [ Time Frame: 2007-2018 ]
    mRNA expression and DNA methylation changes in blood leukocytes in relation to changes of plasma and cerebrospinal concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids

  • Dose-response studies in relation to APOE4 status, to body weight and to gender [ Time Frame: 2007-2018 ]
    Analysis of changes of plasma and cerebrospinal fluid concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids in relation to APOE4 status, body weight and gender, as well as to changes in ADAS-cog and MMSE as measures of cognition.


Estimated Enrollment: 204
Study Start Date: December 2000
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: Alzheimer's disease with MMSE 15-30, living in own homes, treated with stable dose of acetylcholine esterase inhibitor for >3 months and remaining on that treatment for the study period

Exclusion Criteria: Already treated with omega-3 fatty acids, NSAIDs, warfarin, being an alcohol abuser, suffering from serious concomitant disease or not having a caregiver

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00211159


Locations
Sweden
Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge
Stockholm, Sweden, S-141 86
Sponsors and Collaborators
Karolinska University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Tommy Cederholm, MD, PhD Uppsala University, Sweden
  More Information

Publications:

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00211159     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OmegAD#1
First Submitted: September 13, 2005
First Posted: September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted: July 31, 2017
Last Verified: April 2005

Keywords provided by Karolinska University Hospital:
Alzheimer's disease
Omega-3 fatty acid
Dietary supplementation
Cognition
Safety

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Dementia
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Tauopathies
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders