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Prostate cancer: cure with broccoli
Treat prostate cancer with broccoli? A question could be answered very positive according to the latest study conducted by researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute Oregon State University, coordinated by Dr Emily Ho and published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Industry Research. It ‘exciting to discover how natural elements such as vegetables can help in fighting cancer.
As for the cauliflower, the substance from the therapeutic properties of sulforaphane that would be a preliminary experiment has shown to be able to kill tumor cells and precancerous process following a well-targeted, leaving healthy tissue intact cells. During the research, scientists have treated with this drug three different samples: one composed of epithelial cells of prostate cancer, a precancerous cell, and one composed of normal cells.
It was noted that the molecule in question is acting in a selective way, attacking and taking only the destruction of precancerous and cancerous cells, without the slightest dent in the healthy ones. Sulforaphane, the researchers point out, is able to recognize abnormal cells by blocking the enzymes in them “histone deacetylase” are able to bind to the DNA of cells and to modify the behavior of genes, fueling the growth of the tumor.
Emphasizes Dr. Ho:
The importance of this substance as a chemotherapeutic agent known for some time but it was the first time you look at his ability to act selectively on cancer cells while leaving surrounding tissue intact.
The broccoli, thereby proving to be not only an excellent source of useful chemicals, but also excellent allies in the prevention of this particular form of cancer. And given the incidence of prostate cancer worldwide and particularly in the industrialized countries should not be underestimated any tool that can eradicate or prevent the disease cancer.