Development of a Biomarker for Dietary Furanocoumarins

2014-08-27 03:13:01 | BioPortfolio


Certain plant foods are high in furanocoumarins. Test tube and animal studies suggest that furanocoumarins may help prevent cancer. It is difficult to determine in humans if furanocoumarins do prevent cancer because there isn't an objective way to tell who has eaten these compounds. This study will develop a urine test to determine if an individual ate foods that contain furanocoumarins.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention




Cooked parsnips with parsley


Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota
St. Paul
United States


Not yet recruiting


Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:01-0400

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