Researchers from the University of Warwick have revealed
that eating broccoli may reverse the damage to the heart caused by type 2 diabetes.
This is because of the presence of a compound called sulforaphane, which releases an enzyme that protects the blood vessels from damage. The researchers tested the effects of sulforaphane on blood vessel cells that had been damaged by high blood sugar levels.
They found that sulforaphane protected the blood vessels by activating protective antioxidant and detoxifying enzymes.
The details of the study appear in the journal Diabetes.