Safety & Efficacy of Omega-3 Fish Oil in Overweight Children & Adolescents

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Zone Labs, Inc discontinue utilizing their fish oil supplement and frozen foods)
First Posted : March 14, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 27, 2011
Zone Laboratories, Inc.
Information provided by:
Children's Heart Center

Brief Summary:
Children with an excess in body weight, increase the risk of obesity-related co-morbidities and cardiovascular diseases. Childhood obesity may be due to diets laden with fat and lack of physical activity. Omega-3 fish oil is a supplementation that may promote a greater reduction of pro-inflammatory mediators; combined with exercise and nutritional regimens it may also help improve glycemic, lipid markers, and body composition in overweight children and adolescents.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Overweight Obesity Drug: Supplement: Omega-3 Fish Oil Behavioral: Multi-Disciplinary Nutrition & Exercise program Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of Omega-3 Fish Oil Dietary Supplementation in Biometric Measurement, Lipid Profile, Serum Markers for Inflammation, and Insulin Resistance in Overweight Children and Adolescents
Study Start Date : December 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2010

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To compare effects between Omega 3 fish oil and placebo [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    To compare the effect of Omega 3 fish oil dietary supplementation versus placebo on biometric measurement, lipid profile, serum markers for inflammation and insulin resistance in overweight children and adolescents undergoing treatment with a low-glycemic load diet and exercise.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To compare effects between Omega 3 fish oil and placebo [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    To compare the changes in weekly physical activity, biometrics measurements and body mass index between overweight children and adolescents receiving Omega 3 fish oil supplementation versus placeb

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Between 8-18 years old
  • BMI ≥95th percentile
  • Patient & parent/guardian consent to participate
  • Attendance of Risk Factor Reduction lifestyle modification program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Major surgical Procedure within 1 year
  • Significant cardiovascular disease or other morbidity that preclude patients from following dietary regimen or exercising.
  • Mentally Challenged
  • Currently taking fish oil supplements, unless 1 month wash-out period is achieved.
  • Diabetes

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00447291

United States, Nevada
Children's Heart Center
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89109
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Heart Center
Zone Laboratories, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Gary A. Mayman, MD Children's Heart Center

Responsible Party: Gary A. Mayman/ Principal investigator, Children's Heart Center Identifier: NCT00447291     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06.02.001
First Posted: March 14, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2011
Last Verified: September 2006

Keywords provided by Children's Heart Center:
Fish Oil

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
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