Broccoli and Other Cruciferous Vegetables Safe and Target Cancer Cells According to New Research

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Researchers have shown for the first time that sulforaphane, one of the primary photochemicals in broccoli, cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables, selectively target and kill cancer cells while leaving normal prostate cell unaffected. This adds to previous research that these vegetables help prevent cancer. It is believed that sulforaphanes is an inhibitor of histone deacetylase (HDAC) enzymes, that are a family of enzymes that affect access to DNA and play a role in whether certain genes such as tumor suppression genes are expressed or not.
The researchers concluded that consumption of sulforaphane-rich foods should be safe, simple, and affordable.

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