According to a recent study published in the International Journal of Cancer, cruciferous vegetables
like broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower, as well as yellow and orange veggies like carrots, yellow peppers and squash, were found to be the best for lowering the risk of breast cancer among women initially age 27 to 59 (researches followed up with participants for 30 years to test efficacy).
Editor's Note: Cruciferous vegetables
, which include broccoli and kale, have been associated with many health benefits, including protection against some cancers.
ISLAMABAD -- Eating cruciferous vegetables
including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and sprouts three or more times per day can prevent hardening of neck arteries in elderly women and also decrease the risk of heart diseases, a study has found.
"Increasing vegetables in the diet with a focus on consuming cruciferous vegetables
may have benefits for the prevention of subclinical atherosclerosis in older adult women," the authors write.
"Indeed, many of the 'healthy' vegetables such as cruciferous vegetables
are often disliked, especially by children, perhaps for their bitter taste."
Sulforaphane isn't actually present in cruciferous vegetables
. Instead sulforaphane's precursor, glucoraphanin, is present along with an enzyme called myrosinase.
While cauliflower is not a well-studied cruciferous vegetable
from a health standpoint, you will find several dozen studies linking cauliflower-containing diets to cancer prevention, particularly with respect to the following types of cancer: bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer.
Antioxidant compounds, such as those found in cruciferous vegetables
, provide antioxidant defense and help to limit the oxidation of LDL, which is a critical first step," explains Bowerman.
In addition to these keys, as we mentioned in the October issue, four handfuls a week of broccoli or any cruciferous vegetable
will make prostate, breast and colon cancer much less likely.
The reduced risk with increased fluid intake held irrespective of smoking status; however, cruciferous vegetable
consumption lowered risk only in nonsmokers.
In recent years, this green, leafy, cruciferous vegetable
, a member of the cabbage family, has become very popular, and with good reason.
Is it possible that he, as well as many others, has an inherited aversion to this bitter-tasting cruciferous vegetable
15 ( ANI ): Researchers have said that a compound derived from cruciferous vegetable
like cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli helps protect rats and mice from lethal doses of radiation.
And the cruciferous vegetable
family, which includes cabbage, Brussels sprouts and broccoli, helps fight cancers of the stomach, prostate and lung, as well as oral cancer, according to Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, senior nutritionist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
After adjusting for demographics, clinical characteristics and lifestyle factors, the researchers found cruciferous vegetable
intake during the first 36 months after breast cancer diagnosis was associated with a reduced risk for total mortality, breast cancer-specific mortality and recurrence in a dose-response pattern.