Regular consumption of
broccoli reduces breast cancer risk
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Written by Rohini Chauhan
TUESDAY, (News Locale) - Regularly eating
broccoli could go a long way in reducing the risk of breast cancer, a new
research published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research reveals.
Researchers from the University of Michigan
Comprehensive Cancer Center studied the effect of sulforaphane, a component
present in broccoli. The researchers found that the compound is very successful
in killing off the breast cancer stem cells and thereby stunting the growth of
the cancerous tumor.
Also no new tumors grew, fuelling hopes of procuring a new cure for breast
cancer. While the researchers are yet to conduct a complete study on humans,
they did conduct a mini test on human breast cancer cells in the laboratory and
found similar results.
“This research suggests a potential new treatment that could be combined with
other compounds to target breast cancer stem cells. Developing treatments that
effectively target the cancer stem cell population is essential for improving
outcomes”, lead researcher Dr Max S. Wicha said.