Health Professional Dietary Habits and Blood Omega-3 Fatty Acid Concentrations
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03056898|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 17, 2017
Last Update Posted : February 20, 2017
|Condition or disease|
Omega-3s are important for heart, brain, and joint health. Most Americans have low levels of omega-3s, especially the long-chain fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), in their blood. The only way to know blood levels of omega-3s is by measurement. The Omega-3 index, a measure of EPA+DHA levels in blood, is determined in a single drop of blood obtained from a finger stick. Blood levels of EPA+DHA can be improved by simple dietary changes.
Twenty-two percent of family physicians report knowing their Omega-3 Index. DSM Nutritional Products Inc will announce the "Know Your O" program at the American Association for Family Physicians (AAFP) meeting at the Orlando Convention Center, Orlando FL, Sept 21-23, 2016 and encourage health professionals to visit the DSM booth (#616) and participate in a dietary survey and have their blood fatty acids measured. After learning more about the study at the DSM Nutritional Products Inc booth, participants will sign an Informed Consent Form, complete an Omega-3 Index Test Request form, and write their name, date of birth and collection date on an OmegaQuant LLC filter paper. Participants will then have a finger stick by a representative from InHouse Physicians, 333 N. Randall Road, Suite 140, St. Charles, IL 60174. Tel (630) 244-0887. Website: www.inhousephysicians.com. The Omega-3 Index Test Request, Informed Consent form and Filter Paper with dried blood sample will be stapled together, packaged with all other samples obtained at that location, and shipped by DSM Nutritional Products Inc to OmegaQuant LLC. Within 2 weeks of receiving the blood sample, OmegaQuant LLC will email the Omega-3 Test results directly to each participant. After removing personal information, OmegaQuant LLC will share blood fatty acid and omega-3 dietary intake results with DSM Nutritional Products Inc for statistical and reporting purposes. DSM Nutritional Products Inc will be unable to link data to any individual. There are no other obligations for participants.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||387 participants|
|Observational Model:||Ecologic or Community|
|Official Title:||Health Professional Dietary Habits and Blood Omega-3 Fatty Acid Concentrations|
|Actual Study Start Date :||September 21, 2016|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 23, 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 30, 2016|
- Cross-sectional study of omega-3 fatty acid blood levels [ Time Frame: one day ]Single fingerstick to know blood levels of omega-3s
- Assessing dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids [ Time Frame: one day ]Self-reported dietary intake
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): NCT03056898
|Principal Investigator:||Michael McBurney, PhD||DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.|