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Detoxification Of Air Pollutants Enhanced By Broccoli Sprout Beverage: Clinical Trial In China
2014-06-16 03:15:33

Johns Hopkins University Findings Could Pave Way for Inexpensive Food-Based Preventive Strategies A clinical trial involving nearly 300 Chinese men and women residing in one of China’s most polluted regions found that daily consumption of a half cup of broccoli sprout beverage produced rapid, significant and sustained higher levels of excretion of benzene, a known human carcinogen, and acrolein, a lung irritant. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,...

2012-12-13 12:32:39

It looks like your mother was on to something when she said, "Eat your vegetables!" A concentrated form of a compound called sulforaphane found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables has been shown to reduce the number of acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells in the lab setting, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine. The findings appear in the current edition of PLOS ONE. "Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a type of cancer of the white blood cells common in children," said Dr....

2012-04-06 05:24:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- According to a new study, eating cruciferous vegetables, such as greens, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower, improved the survival ratings of Chinese women diagnosed with breast cancer. Sarah J. Nechuta, M.P.H., Ph.D., a postdoctoral research fellow at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn, and her colleagues investigated the role of cruciferous vegetables in breast cancer survival in the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study, a prospective study of 4,886 Chinese...

2011-11-06 08:00:00

The Horticulture Magazine Olericulture.org has newly included 273 resources to its Brussels Sprout category. Brussels sprout are the small leafy green heads developing from the nodes of a long, thick stalk of this wild cabbage cultivar. (PRWEB) November 06, 2011 Olericulture.org provides a wide range of resources related to the science and technology of cultivating and producing vegetables. Within this scientific discipline the site focuses on traditional temperate and oftentimes...

2011-10-11 18:02:23

New research has found that if you want some of the many health benefits associated with eating broccoli or other cruciferous vegetables, you need to eat the real thing — a key phytochemical in these vegetables is poorly absorbed and of far less value if taken as a supplement. The study, published by scientists in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, is one of the first of its type to determine whether some of the healthy compounds found in cruciferous vegetables...

2011-06-09 15:07:10

Sulforaphane, one of the primary phytochemicals in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables that helps them prevent cancer, has been shown for the first time to selectively target and kill cancer cells while leaving normal prostate cells healthy and unaffected. The findings, made by scientists in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, are another important step forward for the potential use of sulforaphone in cancer prevention and treatment. Clinical prevention trials are...

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2010-09-15 09:29:59

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are launching a groundbreaking new project to investigate the benefits of broccoli in the fight against osteoarthritis. Initial laboratory research at UEA has found that a compound in broccoli called sulforaphane blocks the enzymes that cause joint destruction in osteoarthritis "“ the most common form of arthritis. Broccoli has previously been associated with reduced cancer risk but this is the first major study into its effects on joint...

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...

2008-12-25 21:32:47

U.S. researchers have discovered a cellular process that explains how cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli work to prevent breast cancer. Breast cancer can be protected against by eating cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and near relatives of cabbage such as broccoli and cauliflower, first author Olga Azarenko of the University of California in Santa Barbara said in a statement. These vegetables contain compounds called isothiocyanates which we believe to be responsible for the...


Latest Cruciferous vegetables Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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