HEROES Study - Health Effects (Renal) Of Extra Strength AvmacolResearch Question:
Does sulforaphane from broccoli extract in the form of Avmacol Extra Strength (ES)
decrease kidney disease progression rate, and decrease markers of oxidative stress
and inflammation in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients?
Basic Study Information
Purpose:Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
This study will determine if taking a daily broccoli supplement (Avmacol ES) can decrease
kidney disease progression rate and inflammation in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
(CKD). The study will enroll 100 patients from the Kidney Clinic in AC3 and Highland
Hospital who have CKD stages 3-4.
Study Reference #: STUDY00008014
Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)
Study Contact InformationStudy Coordinator: Allison Stewart
Phone: (585) 489-7882
Additional Study Details
Study participation involves: Taking tablets of either Avmacol ES or placebo for six
months; Study visits at Strong Memorial Hospital for labs; Completing monthly health
Number of Visits:
2 to 5
Study participants will be given $25 for each in-person study visit for a total of
$100 for four study visits. A parking or bus pass to Strong Memorial Hospital will
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