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Register: ISRCTN
Last refreshed on: 17 October 2016
Main ID:  ISRCTN57643242
Date of registration: 20/08/2014
Prospective Registration: Yes
Primary sponsor: Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing, London Metropolitan University (UK)
Public title: Omega 3 fatty acid treatment in patients with epilepsy
Scientific title: Omega 3 fatty acid supplementation to prevent seizure in patients with refractory epilepsy
Date of first enrolment: 01/09/2014
Target sample size: 70
Recruitment status: Completed
Study type:  Interventional
Study design:  Double-blind placebo-controlled randomised intervention trial (Treatment)  
Countries of recruitment
Name: Kebreab    Ghebremeskel
Address:  Lipidomics and Nutrition Research Centre Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing London Metropolitan University 166-220 Holloway Road N7 8DB London United Kingdom
Telephone: -
Key inclusion & exclusion criteria
Inclusion criteria: Patients with refractory idiopathic epilepsy, aged 17 to 50 years
Exclusion criteria: 1. Age under 17 and over 50 years
2. Other diseases in addition to epilepsy
3. Structural lesions
4. Pregnancy
5. Responsive to AED
6. Less than two seizures a month

Age minimum:
Age maximum:
Gender: Both
Health Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied
Nervous System Diseases
1. Active supplement (contains 1.5g DHA and 390mg EPA)
2. Placebo (1.9g of saturated and monounsaturated fatty acid blend)
Primary Outcome(s)
Complete elimination or reduction in the frequency seizures
Secondary Outcome(s)
1. Improvements of cognition, memory, and manifestations of behavioural and psychiatric disorders 2. Modulation of clinical markers of cardiac arrhythmias; down regulation of inflammatory markers
Secondary ID(s)
Source(s) of Monetary Support
Lipidomics and Nutrition Research Centre, London Metropolitan University, London (UK), University of Khartoum Hospital (Sudan), Efamol Limited (UK)
Secondary Sponsor(s)
Ethics review
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Date Posted:
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