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Omega 3 fatty acids in the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders  

This study will provide preliminary data on the impact of omega 3 fatty acids on the various aspects of autism. These aims will be achieved through a double-blind placebo-controlled parallel clinical trial of 60 child or adolescent outpatients, comparing omega 3 fatty acids and placebo as adjuncts in the treatment of autistic disorder for 12 weeks of treatment.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $221,956.00
Project Number R21AT002927-03
Principal Investigator Novotny, Sherie
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4.6 Test safety and efficacy of at least five widely used interventions (e.g., nutrition, medications, medical procedures) that have not been rigorously studied for use in ASD by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $27,800,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
State/Country New Jersey
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