Studies in progress
Due to Covid-19 precautions, we have suspended all exercise testing for the time being.
Current studies recruiting participants:
Does a single oral dose of broccoli sprout extract activate cell defenses?
Previous studies from our laboratory have shown that with age, cells are less able to respond in terms of the ability to protect from stress. The purpose of this study is to test whether a phytonutrient found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables called sulforaphane can stimulate cell defenses and to investigate the time course from a single dose. The results will inform the design of future studies where the supplement can be paired with exercise to further boost the response. This study is funded by the Hooper Undergraduate Research Award.
- Who are we recruiting?
Men and women, ages 18-35y. A total of 12-14 participants.
- What does the study entail?
The study requires 1 visit to the laboratory with a total time commitment of approximately 4 hours. The major requirements of the study include coming into the lab fasted (overnight fast), taking a single dose of a broccoli sprout extract which contains sulforaphane, with one blood draw before and 3 blood draws after taking the supplement. Participants will be asked to refrain from eating foods high in sulforaphane for 3 days prior to the visit. A list of foods to avoid will be supplied.
For further information please contact Rey Mendez at firstname.lastname@example.org