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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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We are no longer recruiting for the Broccoli study.  Thanks for your interest.

Broccoli II Study

Study Objective:

To learn how the nutrients in well-cooked broccoli are metabolized and absorbed and how the nutrients affect markers of inflammation. 

Recruitment Criteria:

·         21-70 years of age

·         Nonsmokers

·         Not diabetic

·         Not vegetarian


·         Study will consist of two 3-week diet periods with a 6-week break in between periods. During the two 3-week diet 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.

·         Participants will be compensated.

·         Study will start in February, 2017 and will end in May, 2017.

Interested in participating?

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


Tuesday, January 10th at 5 PM

Wednesday, January 11th at 12 PM

Tuesday, January 17th at 5 PM

Wednesday, January 18th at 12 PM

Monday, January 23rd at 5 PM

Tuesday, January 24th at 12 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: 2/17/2017
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