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2011-06-02 00:00:29

Discovering the Health Benefits, Taste and Variety of Sprouts Warwick, RI (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 The International Sprout Growers Association (ISGA) announces the launch of International Sprout Health & Wellness Month. Combining the efforts of hundreds of local growers, suppliers and retailers, the ISGA is helping consumers discover the unique and broad benefits of sprouts "“ local, health, taste and variety. During the month of June consumers around the world will be able to...

2011-01-27 15:35:06

A new University of Illinois study provides convincing evidence that the way you prepare and consume your broccoli matters, and also suggests that teaming broccoli with broccoli sprouts may make the vegetable's anti-cancer effect almost twice as powerful. "Broccoli, prepared correctly, is an extremely potent cancer-fighting agent"”three to five servings a week are enough to have an effect. To get broccoli's benefits, though, the enzyme myrosinase has to be present; if it's not there,...

2010-10-22 17:12:22

A University of Illinois study has shown for the first time that sulforaphane, the powerful cancer-fighting agent in broccoli, can be released from its parent compound by bacteria in the lower gut and absorbed into the body. "This discovery raises the possibility that we will be able to enhance the activity of these bacteria in the colon, increasing broccoli's cancer-preventive power," said Elizabeth Jeffery, a U of I professor of human nutrition. "It's also comforting because many people...

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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...

2010-07-13 15:10:04

Light has been cast on the interaction between broccoli consumption and reduced prostate cancer risk. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Molecular Cancer have found that sulforaphane, a chemical found in broccoli, interacts with cells lacking a gene called PTEN to reduce the chances of prostate cancer developing. Richard Mithen, from the Institute of Food Research, an institute of BBSRC, worked with a team of researchers on Norwich Research Park, UK, to carry out a...

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2010-05-03 11:24:18

Research in mice, cells suggests possible prevention, treatment strategy A compound derived from broccoli could help prevent or treat breast cancer by targeting cancer stem cells -- the small number of cells that fuel a tumor's growth -- according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The study tested sulforaphane, a component of broccoli and broccoli sprouts, in both mice and cell cultures. Researchers found sulforaphane targeted and...

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2009-09-05 06:30:00

Broccoli has long been hailed as a heart healthy food, and now British scientists are certain that they know why. Researchers at Imperial College London have discovered a chemical in broccoli that could create a defense mechanism to shield arteries from heart attacks. The researchers found that sulforaphane, a chemical that broccoli is full of, could "switch on" a defensive protein. "We know that vegetables are clearly good for you, but surprisingly the molecular mechanisms of why they are...

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2009-04-06 00:20:00

Broccoli sprouts effectively control Helicobacter pylori bacteria, known to be a leading cause of stomach ulcers and stomach cancer, researchers found. Researchers studied 50 people in Japan and found that eating 2.5 ounces of broccoli sprouts each day for two months could suppress the bacteria. Broccoli contains a phytochemical called sulforaphane, which has an antibiotic affect that has been known for almost two decades, researchers said in the report in Cancer Prevention Research, a...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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