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Effects of Broccoli Microgreens on Prostate Cancer

Transcriptional changes in prostate of men on active surveillance after a 12-mo glucoraphanin-rich broccoli intervention—results from the Effect of Sulforaphane on prostate Cancer Prevention randomized controlled trial  Maria H Traka, Antonietta Melchini, Jack Coode-Bate, Omar Al Kadhi, Shikha Saha, Marianne Defernez, Perla Troncoso-Rey, Helen Kibblewhite, Carmel M O'Neill, Federico Bernuzzi ... Show more The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 109, Issue 4, April 2019, Pages 1133–1144, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqz012 Published:   15 April 2019   ABSTRACT Background Epidemiological evidence suggests that consumption of cruciferous vegetables is associated with reduced risk of prostate cancer progression, largely attributed to the biological activity of glucosinolate degradation products, such as sulforaphane derived from glucoraphanin. Because there are few...

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Broccoli Microgreens and Autism

Sulforaphane (derived from broccoli sprouts) was given to 29 young men with ASD substantially (and reversibly) improved behavior 

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American Cancer Research Instute

American Cancer Research Instute

Phytochemicals: The Cancer Fighter in Your Foods Phytochemicals are naturally occurring plant chemicals (phyto means plant in Greek). They provide plants with color, odor and flavor.  Once we eat them, however, research shows they can influence the chemical processes inside our bodies in helpful ways. Findings from laboratory studies have shown that phytochemicals have the potential to: Stimulate the immune system Block substances we eat, drink and breathe from becoming carcinogens Reduce the kind of inflammation that makes cancer growth more likely Prevent DNA damage and help with DNA repair Reduce the kind of oxidative damage to cells that can spark...

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Article

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

PHYTOCHEMICALS AND CANCER: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Microgreens for Phytochemicals

By Bianke Loedolff & Shaun Peters Published October 1, 2018 Microgreens and Phytochemicals  Plants provide us with a number of Chemicals (called Phytochemicals) that keep our bodies healthy. Many of these phytochemicals accumulate naturally as plants grow and they cannot be found in other foods like fish or meat, so plants are actually very important to humans! Really small plants having only four to six little leaves (called micro-greens) can contain up to 100 times more phytochemicals than their large versions, and this could make them very powerful in improving health, if they are included in our daily diets. We...

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