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2008-07-02 18:40:00

Scientists say that adopting just a couple of elements of the Mediterranean diet could cut the risks of developing cancer by 12%. Just using more olive oil alone cuts the risk by 9%, according to a study of 26,000 Greeks. The diet also includes higher amounts of fruits, vegetables, cereals, and less red meat. Men might cut their risk of prostate cancer by adding broccoli to meals, a separate study has found. Spain and Greece have lower rates of illnesses like heart disease. The people...

2008-07-02 06:00:14

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...

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2008-03-06 15:10:00

Eat your broccoli! That's the advice from UCLA researchers who have found that a chemical in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may hold a key to restoring the body's immunity, which declines as we age. Published in this week's online edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the study findings show that sulforaphane, a chemical in broccoli, switches on a set of antioxidant genes and enzymes in specific immune cells, which then combat the injurious effects of molecules...

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2008-02-28 13:05:00

A concentrated extract of freeze dried broccoli sprouts cut development of bladder tumors in an animal model by more than half, according to a report in the March 1 issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. This finding reinforces human epidemiologic studies that have suggested that eating cruciferous vegetables like broccoli is associated with reduced risk for bladder cancer, according to the study's senior investigator, Yuesheng Zhang, MD, PhD,...

2007-10-01 12:00:38

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Berkeley BioSciences, Inc., co-founded by Dr. Leonard Bjeldanes, Professor and former Chairman of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at UC Berkeley and Dr. Gary Firestone, Director of the National Institutes of Health Cancer Research Program at UC Berkeley, announces the launch of ActivaMune -- an advanced immune support formula exclusively licensed from UC Berkeley. (http://www.activamune.com/). ActivaMune is based on a breakthrough discovery...

2005-10-31 12:56:03

Baltimore, Md. -- In the high-tech 21st century, the most rudimentary natural products continue to reveal exciting ant-cancer properties to scientists, offering people relatively simple ways to help protect themselves from the disease. Five studies presented today during the American Association for Cancer Research's 4th annual Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research meeting in Baltimore, Md., add to the arsenal of research that shows adding certain vegetables and herbs to the diet can...

2005-08-03 14:28:30

By Alison McCook NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating broccoli may help prevent or slow the spread of bladder cancer, according to preliminary study findings. Working in the laboratory, U.S. researchers found that certain compounds in broccoli appear to interfere with bladder cancer cells -- especially aggressive cells that tend to spread quickly around the body. "Preliminary evidence suggests that these compounds may have some biological activity in slowing the growth of bladder cancer...

2004-11-29 09:00:19

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...


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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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