A compound found in vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower, may protect arteries from disease by activating a natural defence mechanism.
Researchers from Imperial College London (ICL) report that sulforaphane, a compoundfound in broccoli, may activate a protein called Nrf2 where it is inactive in areas of arteries that are susceptible to disease. Continue reading
Christine Houghton, PhD candidate and nutritionist from UQ, is investigating whether broccoli may help in the fight against diabetes.
Ms Houghton’s research focuses on sulforaphane – which is produced when broccoli sprouts are cut or chewed. Sulforaphane has been found to protect against heart disease and some types of cancers, and act as an anti-ageing agent. Continue reading