New pilot study needs participants

Estrogen, the Microbiome, & Flax

– A new pilot study in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition: Investigating the effect of dietary flaxseed on the gut microbiota and estrogen metabolism.

Purpose: To see how estrogen and flaxseed impact the gut microbiome.

Effects of flaxseed and estrogen on gut microbiome

Who can participate: Women who are 20-40 years old, premenopausal, non-smokers, and sedentary to moderately active.

What you will receive: A bone density scan (DXA), body fat measurements, and monetary compensation for completing the study.


Please contact either:

Dr. Cox-York at, 970-397-7148

Evan Stoecker at