July 2, 2008
Veg Link for Life
A PORTION of broccoli a week can reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men, scientists have found.
Nutritionists have discovered a link between eating green vegetables, such as broccoli, sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower, and a reduction in cancer.
Tests by the Norwich Institute of Food Research linked eating broccoli to the GSTM1 gene.
A group of men at risk of developing prostate cancer were asked to eat an extra 400g portion of broccoli once a week for a year.
Eating the vegetable was found to have a profound genetic effect which reduced the risk of prostate cancer among those with the GSTM1 gene.
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