Broccoli Compound Selectively Targets Cancer Cells!

Sulforaphane, a primary phytochemical found in broccoli, cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables, is an inhibitor of histone deacetylase, or HDAC enzymes. HDAC inhibition is an emerging field of cancer treatment and represents a promising pharmaceutical and dietary approach. Emily Ho, from Oregon State Un (Oregon, USA), and colleagues have investigated the effects of sulforaphane in…

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Who knew Broccoli Would Save Your Life?

The tissue of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, contains high levels of plant chemicals that are metabolized by the body into antioxidant and anti-carcinogen compounds – most notably, sulphoraphane. A growing body of evidence suggests numerous health benefits of broccoli and broccoli sprouts. An Iranian team reports that powdered broccoli…

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