Nutritional Supplementation in the Elderly With Weight Loss (Elderly)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04350762|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Unable to enroll due to Pandemic)
First Posted : April 17, 2020
Last Update Posted : April 19, 2021
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Sarcopenia||Dietary Supplement: Protein shake + Fish Oil||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||4 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Nutritional Supplementation in the Elderly With Weight Loss|
|Actual Study Start Date :||September 5, 2019|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 15, 2020|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 15, 2020|
Experimental: Supplement + Fish Oil
Participants will mix 5 scoops of powdered nutrition supplement with 8 oz of cold water (2x/day). The supplemental shake will be consumed on two separate occasions daily. Omega-3 fish oil supplement is in capsule form for intake once daily.
The NutraWell nutrition powder and OmegaRich fish oil supplement will be provided by and distributed from DoWell Laboratories (Irvine, CA - USA).
Dietary Supplement: Protein shake + Fish Oil
2 shakes of protein as well as 1 fish oil daily.
No Intervention: Control
No dietary supplements. Participants will continue current intake.
- Body Composition [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]To assess if body composition is altered with increased protein supplementation using bioelectrical impedance body composition analysis to provide weight in pounds.
- Nutritional Status [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]To assess if increased protein supplementation and fish oil has impact on nutrition status using Mini Nutritional Assessment questionnaire (minimum value 0, maximum value 14), where higher scores correlate to better nutritional status and lower scores indicate malnutrition.
- Functional Improvements [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]To determine if protein supplementation improves functional movement using hand grip strength test as well as 6-minute walk test.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04350762
|United States, California|
|UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, 1000 Veteran Ave.|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095|
|Principal Investigator:||Zhaoping Li||University of California, Los Angeles|