The purpose of this research study is to determine if sulforaphane, a nutritional supplement made from broccoli sprout and seed extracts, is safe and effective for treating symptoms of autism in young men with moderate to severe autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Participants will take sulforaphane or placebo tablets for a total of 12 weeks, and caregivers will complete behavioral rating scales related to autism. We are also studying the effects of taking sulforaphane on the gut microbiome (bacteria in the digestive tract).
Thank you for your interest, but this study is not currently enrolling.
North Carolina (Statewide)
Psychiatry - Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
Brain, Head, Nervous System
Child and Teen Health
Mental and Emotional Health