Broccoli Helps Fight Cancer

Broccoli Helps Fight Cancer
Your father told you to eat broccoli because it puts hair on your chest. While you might not want a hairy chest, you should be interested in preventing cancer. Researchers from the Institute of Food Research in Norwich, England found that eating broccoli prevented prostate cancer— at least in men with the GSTM1 gene. Men with precancerous prostate cells ate four extra servings per week of either broccoli or peas for one year. The broccoli eaters showed hundreds of positive changes in genes that prevent or fight cancer. Broccoli contains the cancer-fighting chemicals isothiocyanate and sulforaphane that are also found in other cruciferous vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, watercress and horseradish. The vegetable worked best in men with the GSTM1 gene, which is found in about 50 percent of the population. Eating a few extra portions of broccoli per week is an easy lifestyle change that prevents cancer. (PLoS ONE, 3(7): e2568)

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