Broccoli extract used to target breast cancer

Breast Cancer sufferers are being treated with newly developed broccoli-based medicines that supress tumours, reports the Daily Mail.

The treatment harnesses the cancer-preventative compound sulforaphane, which is naturally present in broccoli.

Experts at the institute of food research say that cancer preventative benifits of broccoli – arising from sulforaphane’s ability to help balance antioxidants in the body to counter effects of dietary, environmental, or other carcinogens – can be achieved by eating three or four portions of broccoli a week. Now, researchers in America are carrying out trials of broccoli-based medicines.

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By |2012-10-10T13:24:55+01:00October 10th, 2012|Health In the News, Organic Veg / Food|0 Comments