November 29, 2004

Tests to Gauge Green Idea

Eating up your greens may have a protective effect that your mother never knew about.

A Cardiff research team is holding a series of clinical trials to test whether the substances in vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, sprouts or cauliflower could help fight cervical cancer.

The department of obstetrics and gynaecology, at the University of Wales College Of Medicine, is asking volunteers to take the substance as a food supplement, called Diindolylmethane (DIM).

All women in the area who have either a second borderline or mildly abnormal cervical smear will be invited by letter to participate in the six-month trial.