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Feb 7, 2006

How Broccoli May Protect You From Cancer

How Broccoli May Protect You From Cancer
Make broccoli a part of your everyday diet. This may protect you from cancer. A chemical found in vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage might boost DNA repair in cells that may have undergone damage. Previous research has shown a link between these foods and a reduced cancer risk. Now a new research is showing how these vegetables might decrease your risk of cancer.

These research findings are published in the latest issue of the British Journal of Cancer.

The protective effects of broccoli and other vegetables are attributable to the presence of a compound called I3C. During the normal process of growth and development DNA damages may occur. It is vital to repair these genetic defects and preventing it to pass to the daughter cells at the time of cell division.

The compound that is present in broccoli and other vegetables (13C) helps in the repair of damaged DNA. BRCA1 BRCA2, are genes that make proteins that help to repair DNA damage. These proteins helps to repair the genetic defects and prevent damaged genetic information being passed on to the next generation of cells. Those who have faulty genes like BRCA1 at BRCA2 may have a high of developing breast cancer and other types of the cancer.

Cancer cells usually have very low levels of BRCA proteins, so the scientists assume that higher levels might prevent cancer from developing. Researchers say that ability of I3C to boost the amount of BRCA proteins could explain their protective effects.

Janet      



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