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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,...

2014-05-09 19:42:30

MPG Flea beetles outwit their host plant’s mustard oil bomb and use it for their own purposes Almost all herbivorous insects are specialized to feed on specific host plants and have adapted to their chemical defenses. Flea beetles are important pests of cabbage and other cruciferous plants, such as mustard, horseradish and rapeseed. These plants use a sophisticated defense system, known as the mustard oil bomb, to get rid of their enemies : If plant tissues are wounded, glucosinolates...

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....


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'