Thursday, November 22, 2012
Cruciferous vegetables and breast cancer
Cruciferous vegetables are broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussels sprouts. These vegetables are considered some of the healthiest vegetables you can eat.
The research reviewed investigated the association between the intake of this type of vegetables and the risk of breast cancer (Liu X, Lv K. 2012). This was a meta-analysis where the researchers analyzed several articles on this topic to come up with a conclusion.
The results from this evaluation indicated that high consumption of cruciferous vegetables was significantly associated with reduced breast cancer risk.
A lot of people may not like these types of vegetables, but an easy way to use them is to include them in soups and stews. Steaming them and adding them to a meal with chicken, fish or turkey is another way.
If you know you are not going to eat enough of these vegetables, another way to get the benefits of the major substance responsible for most of the healthy results is to take some capsules of sulforaphane. You can read more about sulforaphane by clicking here.
To read the original abstract, click on the reference below.
Liu X, Lv K. Cruciferous vegetables intake is inversely associated with risk of breast cancer: A meta-analysis. Breast. 2012 Aug 6.
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