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Sulforaphane, a compound in cruciferous vegetables, found to kill colon cancer cells

An increasing number of studies have recently emerged promoting the benefits of eating cruciferous vegetables. These vegetables are not only rich in dietary fiber that supports digestive health, but they are also good sources of phytonutrients that can reduce the risk of cancer. For instance, isothiocyanates, which are formed through the breakdown of glucosinolates found in cruciferous vegetables, exhibit anti-tumor activities, according to literature. In a recent study published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, researchers from China Medical University in Taiwan investigated the anticancer activity of sulforaphane (SFN), an organic isothiocyanate present in abundance in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbages, cauliflower, and kale. They found that SFN is an effective anti-cancer agent that can induce cell cycle arrest and apoptosis of cancer cells in vitro.  Read more....



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