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Fish Oil in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Categories: Liver

Investigators
Dr. Pushpa Sathya
Dr. Michael Gran
Dr. Mohsin Rashid
Dr. Julia Rempel

Study sponsor: Memorial University

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

• Diagnosed or suspected to have fatty liver disease.
• Is not taking part in another drug study at this time
• Has not finished another drug study in the last 30 days
• Has not been in another research study in the last year

Purpose: To study the effect of fish oil supplements on the liver in overweight/obese children with suspected fatty liver disease.
Ascenta NutraSea hp omega-3 (Fish oil), is a natural health supplement. We want to study the effectivenss of fish oil supplements as a treatment for fatty liver disease in children.

This study will be done at Janeway Children’s Hospital, St. John’s, Newfoundland, and The IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. A total of 40 overweight/obese children with suspected fatty liver disease will take part in this study. The immune analysis will be done in Dr. M. Grant’s immunology laboratory at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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