Sunday, June 19, 2011

Broccoli and its cancer-fighting components

A recent study published by the Oregon State University revealed that broccoli has cancer-fighting components that effectively target and kill diseased cells which may prevent cancer-causing cells from propagating in the human body system. 

In a research conducted by scientists among prostate patients, it was found that a phytochemical called sulforaphane in broccoli can selectively target cancer cells unlike chemotherapies.

Sulforaphane is found at high levels in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and the likes. In a separate study conducted at the University of Illinois, it was found that broccoli and tomato are perfect combinations in fighting cancer-causing cells and that its cancer-fighting abilities are more effective when broccoli and tomato are eaten together than when eaten separately.

Source: Yahoo health news. Read the rest of the article HERE

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