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Botanical Dietary Supplements for Women’s Health

Principal Investigator: 
Richard B. van Breemen, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
United States

Established in 1999, this Center focuses on the safety and mechanisms of action of botanicals used by American women to maintain health and quality of life, especially during menopause. Previously, the team focused on the safety of commonly used dietary supplements such as black cohosh, hops, and licorice, and their effects on estrogenic hormones. In the next award period the team will advance its ground-breaking work on the characterization and standardization of complex botanical products, and on the interactions of those products with estrogens and with prescription drugs, with a continuing focus on safety.

Research Area: Herbs (Botanicals)
Botanical Dietary Supplement Research Centers

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