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Indole-3-Carbinol Effects on Estrogen Metabolism

This study has been terminated.
(Slow accrual in the high BMI group)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier:
First received: October 1, 2009
Last updated: April 7, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
This study will test a dietary supplement, indole-3-carbinol, for improving the estrogen profile in women across a range of body mass index.

Condition Intervention Phase
Obesity Dietary Supplement: Indole-3-carbinol Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effects of Dietary Indole-3-Carbinol on Estrogen Metabolites Across a Wide Range of Body Mass Index: Implications for the Prevention of Endometrial Cancer in Obese Women

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Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in urinary 2/16-hydroxyestrone ratio [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Enrollment: 38
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: January 2014
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Indole-3-carbinol Dietary Supplement: Indole-3-carbinol
200 mg bid po X 8 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • woman aged from 30 - 50 years
  • regular menstrual cycle

Exclusion Criteria:

  • taking hormone replacement or hormonal contraception
  • thyroid disorder
  • uncontrolled asthma
  • BMI under 18.5
  • allergy to cruciferous vegetables
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00988845

United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Principal Investigator: Joseph P Connor, MD University of Wisconsin, Madison
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier: NCT00988845     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-2009-0093
Study First Received: October 1, 2009
Last Updated: April 7, 2015

Keywords provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:
dietary supplement
indole 3 carbinol

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anticarcinogenic Agents
Protective Agents
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on September 21, 2017