Surprising Discovery Reveals How Broccoli Fights Cancer


By Dr. Mercola Broccoli — and to an even greater degree broccoli sprouts — has gained a reputation as a potent cancer-fighter, and recent research sheds new light on the actual mechanics behind its chemoprotective abilities. One of the compounds in broccoli known to have anti-cancer activity is sulforaphane, a naturally occurring organic sulfur. Studies have shown sulforaphane supports normal cell function and division while causing apoptosis (programmed cell death) in colon,1 prostate,2 breast3 and tobacco-induced lung cancer4 cells, and reducing the number of cancerous liver tumors in mice.5 Three servings of broccoli per week may reduce your risk of prostate cancer by more than 60 percent.6 Now, Oregon State University (OSU) researchers believe they’ve discovered yet another way sulforaphane works to protect you against cancer. How Sulforaphane Prevents Cancer From Spreading More than 90 percent of the DNA sequences in your genome are thought of as “junk DNA,” having no percept
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/04/03/how-sulforaphane-fights-cancer.aspx

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