Human Studies Recruitment

Children's Nutrition Supplement Study

Q: What is the purpose of this research study?

A: We are interested in knowing whether conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a type of dietary fat, helps children gain less body fat as they grow.

Q: What is conjugated linoleic acid?

A: Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) refers to a family of isomers, or types, of linoleic acid. CLA is a type of dietary fat that is found predominantly in dairy products and meat. The most common types of CLS are the 9,11 isomer and the 10,12 isomer. Most supplements sold in stores contain a 50/50 mix of both isomers. Many studies on CLA in adult humans show a tendency for reduced body fat. More details can be found in our informed consent document and at the product website, www.clarinol.com.

Informed Consent

Q: Who can participate?

A: Boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 10 years who are overweight or at risk for becoming overweight but are otherwise healthy.

Q: What is overweight and at risk for becoming overweight?

A: We are defining overweight and at risk for becoming overweight as height and weight between the 85th and 98th percentile for your child's age and gender. Please use the following link if you would like to check your child's percentile. This link also contains instructions for accurately measuring height and weight at home. http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/Calculator.aspx

If you have difficulty with this calculator, please call 608.358.1455 or email nutritionstudy@nutrisci.wisc.edu for assistance.

Q: Are there any other eligibility criteria?

A: Your child must be healthy, not taking any medications, and must not be allergic to dairy products (the CLA or placebo will be pre-mixed into chocolate milk). There are several other criteria to participate in the study, and you can call 608.358.1455 or email nutritionstudy@nutrisci.wisc.edu to find out if your child qualifies.

Q: If I decide to participate, what will I be asked to do?

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(CLICK HERE TO LINK TO INFORMED CONSENT PDF)

Q: What will I get out of participating in this research study?

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Q. When and where are the study visits held?

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Q. Where can I find directions and instructions for each visit?

A: Directions to the study sites and specific visit instruction can be found by clicking on the following links

(CLICK HERE TO LINK TO DIRECTIONS & INSTRUCTIONS TO UWHC)

(CLICK HERE TO LINK TO DIRECTIONS & INSTRUCTIONS TO UWRP)

(CLICK HERE TO LINK TO DIRECTIONS TO NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES)

Q: Where do I get more information?

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