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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00447291
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

March 12, 2007
March 14, 2007
January 27, 2011
December 2006
March 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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.
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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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Safety & Efficacy of Omega-3 Fish Oil in Overweight Children & Adolescents
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
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.
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Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
  • Overweight
  • Obesity
  • Drug: Supplement: Omega-3 Fish Oil
  • Behavioral: Multi-Disciplinary Nutrition & Exercise program
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July 2010
March 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
8 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
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Gary A. Mayman/ Principal investigator, Children's Heart Center
Children's Heart Center
Zone Laboratories, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Gary A. Mayman, MD Children's Heart Center
Children's Heart Center
September 2006

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