Broccoli help to remove breast cancer: Why don’t you eat?
Scientific Name: Brassica aleracea
Biological Background: Broccoli is a dark-green vegetable with small, tight heads (curds) mounted on stem-like buds, and is a member of Brassica family of the Cruciferous vegetables. It is one of the most popular vegetables and was originated in Italy.
A broccoli compound may help prevent or treat breast cancer by targeting cancer stem cells, according to a new study.
Stem cells are the small number of cells that fuel a tumour’s growth.
The study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center tested sulforaphane, a component of broccoli and broccoli sprouts, in both mice and cell cultures.
Researchers found sulforaphane targeted and killed the cancer stem cells and prevented new tumours from growing.