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Specially Empowered Broccoli to Fight Chronic Disease

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 31, 2013 at 11:11 PM Diet & Nutrition News   - G J E 4
Chronic diseases for instance, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease can be battled with some secrets from our own kitchen, a special broccoli, which researchers say can do wonders for health .
Specially Empowered Broccoli to Fight Chronic Disease
Specially Empowered Broccoli to Fight Chronic Disease
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The special broccoli created by scientists at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich is a strengthened variety of broccoli called Beneforte, which is good to fight diseases.

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Researchers discovered that eating the vegetable that is packed with a compound called glucoraphanin, is capable of fighting diseases like heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. The compound is capable of re-tuning cellular processes and can also help fight obesity and some cancers.

Prof Richard Mithen, of the IFR, said: "Although this is a pilot study, we think it is significant because it shows in humans a real, measurable effect on our metabolism."

Catherine Collins, principal dietitian at St George's Hospital, London, said: "It adds to the evidence that cruciferous vegetables benefit health and possibly reduce the risk of chronic conditions."



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