Compounds in broccoli fights cancer

Compounds in broccoli fights cancer

Compounds in broccoli fights cancer

Compounds in broccoli fights cancer

Compounds in broccoli fights cancer

Compounds in broccoli fights cancerCompounds in broccoli fights cancer

The researchers from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University have found a new reason related to broccoli that helps fight cancer.

Previous research has shown that compounds in broccoli, called sulforaphane, helps the body fight cancer. This compound works by inhibiting an enzyme called HDAC, which against a specific gene to suppress tumor development.

But now, the findings published in the journal Clinical Epigenetics shows that sulforaphane can also work the other way to fight cancer, through a mechanism called DNA methylation.

“It seems that DNA methylation (the normal process of turning off genes) and HDAC inhibition is affected by sulforaphane, which cooperate with each other to maintain the function of cells of the right,” said Emily Ho, associate professor at the Linus Pauling Institute, which was launched by Huffingtonpost.

Ho also added that this type of broccoli sprouts (broccoli sprouts) had levels 50 times more sulforaphane than other broccoli.

Another study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2010 in the journal Clinical Cancer Research shows that sulforaphane can kill cancer stem cells in mice and also prevent the growth of new tumor cells.

More recently, a study in the British Journal of Nutrition also showed that mixing broccoli with spices that contain myrosinase emzim can enhance the ability of each food to fight cancer.

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