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HEROES Study - Health Effects (Renal) Of Extra Strength Avmacol

Research 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

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.

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Study Reference #: STUDY00008014

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher:  Thu Le

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Allison Stewart
Phone: (585) 489-7882

Additional Study Details

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 questionnaires

Number of Visits:  2 to 5
Parking:  Reimbursed
Transportation Coverage:  No
Reimbursement:  Yes
Payment Details:  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 be provided.

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