Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Broccoli cancer

  • Follow your moms advice, and eat your broccoli! Researchers from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University have discovered more insight into just how the green veggie helps to fight off cancer.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Generations of American children have been told, "Eat your broccoli!" And for decades, researchers have known that broccoli and related vegetables like cauliflower and watercress appeared to lower the risk of some cancers.
  • (Scientific American)
  • ScienceDaily (Feb.
  • (Science Daily)
  • Shukla called on the people to make a conscious effort to eat at least some portions of fruits and vegetables every day to prevent cancer.
  • (Arab News)
  • "The Greek physician Galen prescribed broccoli to treat a medical condition that was most probably colon cancer," he said.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • Sulforaphane is particularly abundant in broccoli, but also found in other cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower and kale. Both laboratory and clinical studies have shown that higher intake of cruciferous vegetables can aid in cancer prevention.
  • (Healthcanal.com)
  • Scientists also believe that avocados may also be useful in treating viral hepatitis (a cause of liver cancer), as well as other sources of liver damage.
  • (American Cancer Society)
  • This recipe keeps fat, sodium, and cholesterol to a minimum, and the broccoli provides almost an entire days worth of vitamin C plus cancer-fighting compounds called indoles. Toss together cornstarch, salt, pepper, and beef in a bowl until meat is coated.
  • (Santa Maria Times)

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