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14. Benefits of Broccoli Extract in Autism


This is a study to explore possible benefits of a broccoli extract supplement (sulforaphane) for young men with autism. Young broccoli plants contain high levels of something called sulforaphane, which gives it its health protective benefits, like reducing inflammation and increasing the body’s natural antioxidants. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Laura Politte and funding is provided by the Nutrition Research Institute.

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Many thanks to the Broccoli study participants. We appreciate your help. Our results will be forthcoming. The study was a blinded-placebo control design. Study participation takes place over 5 months and involves 6 clinic visits to track results.

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