Dietary Intervention to Reduce Pain in People with Endometriosis

Join a Dietary Intervention Study!

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We are conducting a dietary intervention study which looks at the effects of a healthy diet on pain levels in people with endometriosis. We are looking for participants who may be assigned to either an intervention arm (healthy diet) or control arm (regular diet) for a 12-week period. In addition, we will also request the completion of questionnaires, small blood draws and meetings with a study dietician. You may be eligible if you are ages 18-45 years and have endometriosis.

If you are interested in this study, please take the screening survey.

Participant Benefits

Participants in this intervention arm of the study will be provided with:

  • Dietician counselling sessions
  • Dietician-created meal plans and other intervention materials
  • 4 weeks of shipped meals (lunch and dinner)

Participants in the control arm of the study will be provided with the following after 12 weeks:

  • Dietary intervention materials
  • One counselling session with a dietician

Participant Requirements

Participants will be asked to:

  • Donate blood samples
  • Complete study questionnaires
  • Keep food diaries at three time points (intervention arm only)
  • Attend dietician counselling sessions
  • Complete a qualitative component
  • Complete a 24-hour food recall

Lead Investigator

Holly R. Harris, M.P.H., Sc.D.

Holly R. Harris, M.P.H., Sc.D.

Principal Investigator for Study

Dr. Harris is a public health researcher who studies the impact of lifestyle, nutrition and genetic factors on women’s health. She focuses specifically on ovarian and breast cancer, as well as the hormonally related conditions that share reproductive risk factors with these diseases such as endometriosis and uterine fibroids. 

Contact Us

Nancy Blythe

Research Project Coordinator