This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions overweight or obese adults, healthy
Treatments salmon group, cod group, meat group
Sponsor University of Bergen
Collaborator Fiskeri- og Havbruksnæringens Forskningsfond
Start date January 2014
End date June 2015
Trial size 300 participants
Trial identifier NCT02025920, 2013/558


It has previously been observed that increased fish intake improves the metabolic health of overweight and obese adults, and animal protein improved metabolic health of obese rats. In this project the investigators will investigate whether increased intake of fish or meat improves metabolic health in overweight/obese adults aged 20-55 years when replacing processed food. The hypothesis is that increased intake of unprocessed fish or meat will improve metabolic health in adults as measured by glucose tolerance, lipid metabolism and inflammatory markers.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case control
Time perspective prospective
Participants will eat 150g salmon for dinner, 3 times per week for 12 weeks
salmon group
Participants will eat 150g cod for dinner, 3 times per week for 12 weeks
cod group
Participants will eat 150g mixed meat for dinner, 3 times per week for 12 weeks
meat group

Primary Outcomes

Changes in metabolic status (glucose, lipids, inflammation)
time frame: Baseline and end of intervention (12 weeks)

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 20 years up to 55 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - BMI > 27 - 20-55 years - healthy Exclusion Criteria: - diagnosed diseases such as diabetes, CVD, intestinal diseases, arthritis - prescription medications affecting the metabolism of glucose, lipids or the immune system - use of supplements containing long chain n-3 fatty acids - high intake of fish - food allergy

Additional Information

Official title Title in Norwegian: Sunn og Frisk. En Studie av Helseeffekter av Fiskeinntak i Overvektige Voksne (FINS)
Principal investigator Oddrun A Gudbrandsen, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Bergen.