Latest Cruciferous vegetables Stories

2008-12-23 14:53:44

Women should go for the broccoli when the relish tray comes around during holiday celebrations this season. While it has been known for some time that eating cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, can help prevent breast cancer, the mechanism by which the active substances in these vegetables inhibit cell proliferation was unknown "” until now. Scientists in the UC Santa Barbara laboratories of Leslie Wilson, professor of biochemistry and pharmacology, and...

2008-12-15 09:52:36

An anti-cancer compound found in broccoli and cabbage works by blocking a key enzyme associated with rapidly advancing cancer. The compound found in the veggies, indole-3-carbinol, is already in human clinical trials because of its ability to stop breast and prostate cancer growth in mice. The new findings are the first to explain how indole-3-carbinol stops cell growth. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, showed that indole-3-carbinol inhibits the enzyme elastase. Elastase...

2008-12-03 15:35:00

An anti-cancer compound found in broccoli and cabbage works by lowering the activity of an enzyme associated with rapidly advancing breast cancer, according to a University of California, Berkeley, study appearing this week in the online early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.The compound, indole-3-carbinol, is already undergoing clinical trials in humans because it was found to stop the growth of breast and prostate cancer cells in mice.The new findings...

2008-11-19 09:00:00

The cancer preventive properties of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables appear to work specifically in smokers, according to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Seventh Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research. Cruciferous vegetables have been shown to be protective in numerous studies, but this is the first comprehensive study that showed a protective benefit in smokers, specifically in former smokers, according to lead...

2008-07-07 18:00:00

BROCCOLI may combat prostate cancer by altering the activity levels of genes involved in tumour growth, a study has shown. Scientists made the discovery after adding either peas or broccoli to the normal diets of two groups of men for a year. During the study tissue samples were removed from the men's prostate glands and analysed to gauge the activity of thousands of genes. The results showed a broccoli-rich diet produced changes in gene activity, or expression, that were likely to...

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...

2008-06-24 02:30:28

Cruciferous vegetables -- broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, bok choy and kale -- may reduce bladder cancer risk, U.S. researchers said. Susan McCann of Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., found people who consume at least three or more servings of cruciferous vegetables a month had about a 40 percent reduction in risk of bladder cancer. The finding is remarkable, considering just three servings a month can help keep a bladder free of cancer, McCann said in a...

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,...

2007-02-16 18:00:00

By JENNY HOPE EATING watercress every day could help protect against cancer, say researchers. The vegetable reduces damage to DNA in cells, according to a British trial. Some nutritionists claim higher intakes of 'superfoods' including cruciferous vegetables such as watercress and broccoli can improve the body's defences against cancer. But specialists in the disease have sounded a note of caution, warning that consumers are being misled into thinking that superfoods will prevent them...

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...

Latest Cruciferous vegetables Reference Libraries

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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This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'