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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Current Studies

Broccoli Study

Study Objective:

To learn more about how the nutrients in Brassica vegetables, such as broccoli, are absorbed

Recruitment Criteria:

·         21-70 years of age

·         Nonsmokers

·         Not diabetic


·         Study will consist of two 3-week study periods with a 3-week break in between periods. During the two 3-week study periods, volunteers will be fed a controlled diet provided by the Center.

·         Participants will come in to the Center for breakfast and dinner, Monday-Friday. Lunch and weekend meals will be packed for carryout.

·         During the 6 weeks, participants will be allowed to eat only the items that we provide and they must eat all of the items that we provide.

·         Blood, urine, and fecal samples will be collected during the study.

·         Study will start in late February and end in April.

Interested in participating?

·         If you are interested in participating, you must attend an information meeting. Dates and times for information meetings for the Broccoli Study are:

Monday, January 12th @ 5:00 PM

Tuesday, January 13th @ 12:00 PM

Tuesday, January 20th @ 5:00 PM

Wednesday, January 21st @ 12:00 PM

Monday, January 26th @ 5:00 PM

Tuesday, January 27th @12:00 PM

·         Please click on the link on the left for “Volunteer Screening Process” for more information on information meetings, screening, study volunteer responsibilities, and directions.

·         If you would like further information, please email us at or call 301-504-5454 and leave a message.


Last Modified: 1/7/2015
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