Enrollment status: Open
Fish oil supplements are one of the most commonly used supplements and can be purchased from grocery stores. Previous studies have suggested that fish oil supplementation might benefit skin health, such as reducing sunburn and the likelihood of developing skin cancers. Skin becomes thin, wrinkled and fragile during aging. The aged skin is also dry and more likely to have wound healing problems. It is desirable to improve the skin quality in older adults. A recent University of Michigan study has indicated that fish oil intake might improve skin quality of older adults. The purpose of this study is to determine the potential differences in the skin of people who take fish oil versus soybean oil pills. Soybean pills are used as control. The information obtained from this study will enhance our understanding of how fish oil intake affects skin.
Study coordinator: Nicole Nechiporchik, (734) 936-7519 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please reference Derm #: 683