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2010-07-13 15:10:04

Light has been cast on the interaction between broccoli consumption and reduced prostate cancer risk. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Molecular Cancer have found that sulforaphane, a chemical found in broccoli, interacts with cells lacking a gene called PTEN to reduce the chances of prostate cancer developing. Richard Mithen, from the Institute of Food Research, an institute of BBSRC, worked with a team of researchers on Norwich Research Park, UK, to carry out a...

2009-11-04 14:34:10

Research points to pumped up lutein levels in broccoli Carotenoids"”fat-soluble plant compounds found in some vegetables"”are essential to the human diet and reportedly offer important health benefits to consumers. Plant carotenoids are the most important source of vitamin A in the human diet; the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, found in corn and leafy greens vegetable such as kale, broccoli, and spinach, are widely considered to be valuable antioxidants capable of protecting...

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2009-09-05 06:30:00

Broccoli has long been hailed as a heart healthy food, and now British scientists are certain that they know why. Researchers at Imperial College London have discovered a chemical in broccoli that could create a defense mechanism to shield arteries from heart attacks. The researchers found that sulforaphane, a chemical that broccoli is full of, could "switch on" a defensive protein. "We know that vegetables are clearly good for you, but surprisingly the molecular mechanisms of why they are...

2009-08-19 00:39:50

Zucchini may not be a nutritional powerhouse -- or described as a superfood -- but it should be eaten regularly, a U.S. nutritionist advises. Lona Sandon, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, says superfoods like broccoli, spinach or tomatoes may make headlines, and many popular summer vegetables such as summer squash, zucchini and cucumbers may seem nutritionally insignificant, but they do have value. These vegetables may...

2009-06-24 15:41:24

New York State Police said they are not hanging on to a disembodied snake's head that is at the center of a product tampering case. They took the lab report analyzing it instead, Trooper Maureen Tuffey told the Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union. If someone does come forward in the future, the lab report will still be available and will be considered viable evidence that it did exist at one time. The snake head made national headlines when a patron at a Clifton Park, N.Y., TGIFriday's restaurant...

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2009-05-07 17:35:00

A New York state man said he discovered a severed snake head among the vegetables on his plate at a T.G.I. Friday's restaurant. Jack Pendleton said he was dining with his girlfriend at the Clifton Park restaurant when he noticed a gray object on his plate under a piece of broccoli, the Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union reported Thursday. I could see these black, rotted eye sockets on the top, he said. Pendleton said the snake head still had part of a tendon and the spinal chord attached. Amy...

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2009-04-06 00:20:00

Broccoli sprouts effectively control Helicobacter pylori bacteria, known to be a leading cause of stomach ulcers and stomach cancer, researchers found. Researchers studied 50 people in Japan and found that eating 2.5 ounces of broccoli sprouts each day for two months could suppress the bacteria. Broccoli contains a phytochemical called sulforaphane, which has an antibiotic affect that has been known for almost two decades, researchers said in the report in Cancer Prevention Research, a...

2009-03-17 06:50:00

Mooch, an advanced peer-to-peer video game trading site, has opened its free beta to the public; Mooch (http://www.mooch.com) offers gamers a way to save money by trading their used games with each other in lieu of trading them in at retail stores ATLANTA, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Mooch, LLC announced the launch of a new peer-to-peer video game trading site. After two years of development, Mooch is now offering a limited number of free accounts during the beta at http://www.mooch.com....

2009-03-03 08:59:47

Here's another reason to eat your broccoli: UCLA researchers report that a naturally occurring compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may help protect against respiratory inflammation that causes conditions like asthma, allergic rhinitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Published in the March edition of the journal Clinical Immunology, the research shows that sulforaphane, a chemical in broccoli, triggers an increase of antioxidant enzymes in the human airway...

2009-03-02 10:58:27

Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may help protect against respiratory inflammation that causes conditions like asthma, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, said that the naturally occurring compound found in broccoli -- sulforaphane -- and other cruciferous vegetables may help protect against respiratory inflammation that causes conditions such as asthma, allergic rhinitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This is one of the first...


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2009-04-28 15:35:18

Brassica oleracea is indigenous to the coastal areas of southern and western Europe and is often referred to as Wild Mustard. It is tolerant of salt and lime in the soil of its native lands. The plant grows tall and blooms biennially. Large sturdy leaves act as water storage. Once the plant is two years old a tall stem measuring 3 - 7 feet in height grows bearing a cluster of yellow flowers. This plant is flush with nutrients like vitamin C. Cultivars of this plant are categorized into...

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