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Black Cohosh Extract in Postmenopausal Breast Health

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00064831
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 15, 2003
Last Update Posted : December 7, 2007
University of Missouri-Columbia
Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to determine if black cohosh extract (BCE) administration in symptomatic postmenopausal women results in estrogenic stimulation of the breast, as determined by estradiol, pS2, FSH, LH, and PSA levels in nipple aspirate fluid.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Menopause Hot Flashes Drug: Black Cohosh Extract (BCE) Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:
As in Brief Summary

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 73 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effect of Black Cohosh Extract on the Human Breast
Study Start Date : July 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
  • Postmenopausal females
  • 20 months since any breastfeeding
  • Active postmenopausal symptoms, i.e., hot flashes
  • At least 6 months since last menstrual period or have had a hysterectomy with both ovaries removed
  • Able to make 4 visits during the trial to the study clinic in Columbia, Missouri

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00064831

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United States, Missouri
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, Missouri, United States, 65212
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
University of Missouri-Columbia
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Principal Investigator: Edward Sauter, MD University of Missouri-Columbia

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Responsible Party: Edward Sauter, MD, University of Missouri-Columbia Identifier: NCT00064831    
Other Study ID Numbers: R21AT001102-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: July 15, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 7, 2007
Last Verified: December 2007
Keywords provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):
estrogen stimulation
relief of hot flashes
nipple aspirate fluid
body fluid levels of black cohosh
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hot Flashes
Signs and Symptoms