The Effect of Omega-3 on Selected Cytokines Involved in Cytokine Storm
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04483271|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 23, 2020
Last Update Posted : February 24, 2022
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Cytokine Storm Cytokines||Dietary Supplement: 300 mg of omega3-FA||Not Applicable|
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Omega-3) are long poly unsaturated fatty acids that can be found in plants and fish, its refer to a group composed of three type of fatty acids called: Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), Alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) . The health promoting effect of n-3FA may be due to immune modulating and anti-inflammatory actions . The anti-inflammatory properties of n-3FA are used for treatment of the inflammatory diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, and psoriasis . Many studies reported a significant reduction in the risk of cancers in breast, prostate, ovaries with supplementation of n-3FA (Larsson et al. 2004) .However, high-doses omega-3 supplements such as 1000 mg/day are widely spread in community pharmacies in Jordan . Currently , community pharmacy around the world are facing the challenge of increased demand for care of uninfected people with Covid -19. Accordingly , the current randomized clinical trial was designed to evaluate the effect of daily 300 mg of omega 3-FA supplements on the immune health status of uninfected people with Covid-19 as a part of as a part of preventive health care .
Therefore , this RCT aims to assess whether regular daily dose of regular daily dose of omega 3-FA (300 mg) for 2 months supplementation against COVID-19 infection as a part of preventive treatment protocol in uninfected Jordanian peoples. The investigators hypothesize that the regular dose of omega 3-FA (300 mg) /day for 2 months will significantly change immune responses compared with the control group.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||The Effect of Omega-3 Supplements on the Serum Levels of Selected Cytokines Involved in Cytokine Storm of Covid-19; A Randomized Clinical Trial in the Covid-19 Uninfected Jordanian People|
|Actual Study Start Date :||October 2, 2020|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 15, 2020|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 28, 2021|
Experimental: n-3FA group
Dietary Supplement: 1,000 mg of wild salmon and fish oil complex once daily, which contains 300 mg of omega3-FA for 2 months.
Dietary Supplement: 300 mg of omega3-FA
The participant will receive 1,000 mg of wild salmon and fish oil complex once daily, which contains 300 mg of omega3-FA.
Baseline and follow-up serum levels of IL-1,IL-6, and TNF will be measured.
Other Name: n-3FA
No Intervention: Control group
No intervention was given
- IL-1 beta [ Time Frame: (2 months ; 60 days ) ]pg/mL
- IL-6 [ Time Frame: (2 months ; 60 days ) ]pg/ml
- TNF alpha [ Time Frame: (2 months ; 60 days ) ]pg/ml
- Lipid profile [ Time Frame: (2 months ; 60 days ) ]mg/dL
- Fasting blood glucose [ Time Frame: (2 months ; 60 days ) ]mg/dl
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04483271
|Mahmoud S Abu-Samak|
|Study Chair:||Mahmoud S Abu-Samak, PhD||Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics , Applied Science Private University, Amman -Jordan|
|Principal Investigator:||Rafeef A Al-Khaled, MSC||Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics , Applied Science Private University, Amman -Jordan|