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Omega 3-6 Study

What is the purpose of this study?

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are conducting a study about how omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids affect cognitive abilities in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

We eat omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids as part of a regular diet. They are important for brain function. It is important that we understand how much omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids people should eat to best support brain function. Our study is hoping to provide better information about omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Who can participate in this study?

If you have a child with ASD who is between 3 and 6 years old, you may be eligible to participate.

What will happen during this study?

There are two parts to this study.

  • Part 1: We will ask you to answer questions on your computer at home about your home, your child, and you child’s diet.
  • You will be entered into a drawing for $25 if you complete these online questions.

At the end of Part 1, you can indicate if you are interested in Part 2.

  • Part 2: You and your child will visit Nationwide Children’s Hospital for about 1 ½ hours.
    • We will do activities with your child. These include playing with toys and playing games on an iPad.
    • We will collect saliva and a small blood sample at the end of the visit.
    • You will be compensated $25 for your participation.
    • We will pay for your parking in the hospital parking garage.

Who can I contact for more information?

Dr. Kelly Sheppard
Center for Biobehavioral Health
Phone: 614-355-3696

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000