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2005-10-28 15:10:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research confirms that eating cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage, broccoli and sprouts, protects against the development of lung cancer, and also hints that a person's genetic makeup may influence these anti-cancer benefits. In a study comparing more than 2100 adults with lung cancer and an equal number without, researchers found that the protective effects of cruciferous vegetable consumption was most apparent in those who had inactive forms of two genes,...

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...

2005-07-28 13:51:14

COLUMBUS , Ohio "“ Researchers have isolated compounds from the vegetable broccoli that they believe may help prevent or slow the progress of bladder cancer. The current work builds on a major study conducted six years ago by Harvard and Ohio State universities that found that men who ate two or more half-cup servings of broccoli per week had a 44 percent lower incidence of bladder cancer compared to men who ate less than one serving each week. "We're starting to look at which...


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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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