Well, if you are a loyal vewier / reader of my blog (and who isn’t, right?) you knew this information quite a while ago when I posted the “Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Workshop” . This article reinforces the anti-cancer benefits of cruciferous veggies and it’s worth reading and passing around. Here is an portion of the article, and a link to the rest of it for you:
“Now scientists at the Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center at Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and the Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) have even more good news about the health protective power of cruciferous vegetables. They’ve discovered that a substance in broccoli and Brussels sprouts specifically blocks the growth of breast cancer cells.
The new study, published online June 29th in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, involved laboratory and animal studies which revealed an important connection between the natural compound, dubbed indole-3-carbinol (I3C), and a molecule called Cdc25A that is necessary for cells to divide and proliferate. The Cdc25A molecule occurs at abnormally high levels in cancers of the breast, prostate, liver, esophagus, endometrium and colon, and in non-Hodgkin lymphoma; it is also elevated in other diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. The Ohio State researchers made the remarkable discovery that I3C found in broccoli and Brussels sprouts causes the destruction of Cdc25A — and when that molecule is zapped, there’s a sudden halt to breast cancer cell growth.”