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Clinical Trials: Nutrition & Dietetics

Source: Texas Christian University
Researchers will measure weight, height, hand grip strength and quality of life information of Meals on Wheels (MOW) clients who are considered to have nutrition problems. Participants will randomly be put into a group that receives either typical meals from Meals on Wheels or Ensure Plus supplements with their meals. Three months later the same data will be collected again. The objective of this study is to demonstrate the effectiveness of providing oral ... Read More
Last Updated: 11 Jun 2014
Source: USDA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center
The purpose of this study is to look at the effects of active video game play on youth physical activity. Read More
Last Updated: 18 Oct 2016
Source: Cornell University
The investigators hypothesize that monetary incentives and messaging, such as making nutritious foods relatively less expensive than less nutritious foods and framing the price difference in a positive or negative way, will influence purchasing behavior of households. Read More
Last Updated: 31 May 2015
Source: Jordi Gol i Gurina Foundation
Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of the Nereu program compared to standard care (advice on increased physical activity and nutrition) such as a health intervention tool for the childhood obesity management Methods/Design: The study design is a randomized controlled multicenter clinical trial using two types of treatment. Population and sample: Children 6 to 12 years with overweight or obesity, according to the z score of body mass index (BMI z) >= ... Read More
Last Updated: 12 Jun 2013
Source: University of South Carolina
The investigators long-term goal is to advance the adoption and successful implementation of policies that promote PA and nutrition in after school programs (ASP) nationwide. The investigators objective here is two fold. First, the investigators will test the effectiveness of two promising strategies designed to 1) increase the amount of PA children accumulate while attending an ASP and 2) promote changes in the nutritional quality of the snacks served. This ... Read More
Last Updated: 21 Jun 2016
Source: Coordinación de Investigación en Salud, Mexico
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether docosahexaenoic acid given by enteral feeding prevent retinopathy of prematurity and/or diminish its severity in preterm infants. Read More
Last Updated: 11 Jan 2017
Source: Massachusetts General Hospital
The study is proposed as a 2-year single site, open-label clinical trial of enteral nutrition or the specific carbohydrate diet in patients with active CD or UC. Patients seeking care in the outpatient clinics of the Division of Gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital will be approached for participation in the trial during their routine outpatient appointments. All patients are required to have a diagnosis of CD or UC confirmed using standard ... Read More
Last Updated: 13 Mar 2016
Source: Oregon Health and Science University
This is a study evaluating the relationship between prenatal nutrition and neural development in infants born to mothers with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We are hypothesizing that women randomized to a whole food, nutrient-dense diet during their 3rd trimester of pregnancy will have infants with more advanced neural development as compared to infants born to mothers receiving standard-of-care treatment. Read More
Last Updated: 05 Nov 2013
Source: Aga Khan University
The purpose of this study has been to understand the prevalence of under nutrition and develop effective interventions for improving growth and micronutrient status of infants receiving complementary foods. In this community based randomized clinical trial, the nutrition education package implemented aimed to improve hematological parameters including the micronutrient status and to see effect on growth indicators. Read More
Last Updated: 07 Aug 2011
Source: University Hospital Tuebingen
Obesity and its associated comorbidities are becoming a key and rapidly growing public health problem. The cause of obesity is an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure in favor of the former. Childhood and adolescence are seen as critical time for its development. It is therefore crucial to provide both prevention and treatment actions already during childhood. The prevention and treatment weight-management programs in children focus on ... Read More
Last Updated: 20 Oct 2016
Source: University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
This is a pilot intervention study conducted in four food shelves in the Twin Cities area. The aims of the study are to improve nutritional outcomes and client skills and self-efficacy among a culturally diverse group of food shelf clients through a nutrition education and meal preparation program. This study will also identify opportunities to expand the supply of healthy and culturally relevant foods in food shelves. The goal is to inform a larger-scale ... Read More
Last Updated: 07 Jul 2015
Source: Generex Biotechnology Corp.
To compare the efficacy of Generex Oral-lyn™ RapidMist™ System and standard regular human insulin therapy as measured by HbA1c, in type-1 diabetes mellitus subjects on BID NPH intermediate acting insulin therapy. Read More
Last Updated: 05 Jun 2011
Source: Clinical Evaluation Research Unit at Kingston General Hospital
The purpose of this pilot study is to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and safety of a new feeding protocol, "The Enhanced Protein-Energy Provision via the Enteral Route in Critically Ill Patients: The PEP uP protocol." Read More
Last Updated: 12 Apr 2010
Source: Centre Henri Becquerel
Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are standard treatment of head and neck cancer alone or associated to surgical treatment. Early (during treatment or the following weeks) and late side effects contribute to malnutrition in this population at risk. In this context, nutritional support adapted by dietary monitoring and enteral nutrition (nasogastric tube or gastrostomy) are often necessary. The early identification of the patients with high malnutrition risk and ... Read More
Last Updated: 13 Sep 2016
Source: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
Background: 1. Burden: The prevalence of stunting among the under-five children in Bangladesh was >55% in 1997, which reduced to 41.9% in 2011. This reduction took 14 years to achieve with existing interventions, and till today Bangladesh remains among the countries with the highest stunting prevalence. 2. Knowledge gap: In the Lancet series on Maternal and Child Nutrition, Bhutta et al (2013) modelled the effect of 10 direct ... Read More
Last Updated: 10 Dec 2016
Source: McGill University
Optimal infant and young child feeding practices are largely inadequate in rural and poor households in Ghana. Child welfare clinics (CWCs) focus on immunization, supplementation, and growth monitoring and promotion (GMP) activities among infants and young children (IYC). An essential component of GMP activities is to counsel mothers to practice optimal IYC feeding and health practices, but most of the time this is completely missing or not specific enough ... Read More
Last Updated: 09 Jun 2016
Source: Christiana Care Health Services
Glutamine is an amino acid which is rapidly depleted in critical illness. It is used as energy by cells that line the gut, vital for immune system function, and works as an anti-oxidant. Glutamine supplementation has been shown to improve outcomes in ICU patients. We hypothesize that critically ill patients given extra glutamine will have less of an inflammatory response and therefore better outcomes than patients not given extra glutamine. Our study ... Read More
Last Updated: 09 Mar 2008
Source: National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research, Norway
The aim of this study is to assess the effects of giving a schoolmeal with fatty fish, a schoolmeal without fish or omega-3 capsules on Noregian adolescents cognitive performance (concentration and learning abilities), mental health statua and markers of nutritional status. In addition, to disentangle the effect of fatty fish eaten as food and the effects of omega-3 fatty acids taken as a supplement. Read More
Last Updated: 10 Jan 2016
Source: Arbeitsgemeinschaft medikamentoese Tumortherapie
Prevention of critical weight loss. In patients with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN) weight loss is a relevant clinical problem during radiotherapy and might result in higher treatment related toxicity and discontinuation of a potential curative treatment. Thus the investigators want to evaluate the efficacy of overnight parenteral nutritional (PN) support in patients with SCCHN treated with curative radiotherapy (RTX) in combination ... Read More
Last Updated: 21 Dec 2016
Source: Thomas Jefferson University
The purpose of this study is to compare the success rates of two types of feeding tubes, specifically the standard gastric feeding tube to a small bowel feeding tube. Read More
Last Updated: 12 Mar 2014