2007-07-24 Broccoli May Help Cut Prostate Cancer - Broccoli, Cauliflower May Make Aggressive Prostate Cancer Less Likely


Men who often eat broccoli and cauliflower may be less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer than men who skimp on those vegetables.

That news appears in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

The finding comes from a study of more than 29,000 U.S. men aged 55-74 who were followed for an average of four years.

When the study started, the men didn't have prostate cancer. They completed surveys about the foods they typically ate.(Read entire article)

2006-02-08 Broccoli and soy could cut cancer risk


Compounds found in broccoli and soy may help protect against certain cancers that affect over two million new people every year, according to a cell culture study.

Indole-3-carbinol (I3C), a phytochemical found naturally in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, and genistein, a soy isoflavone, were shown to have potential prevention activity against hormone-responsive tumours, such as breast, ovarian and prostate cancer.

Epidemiological and animal studies have shown that diets high in such vegetables resulted in less instances of certain cancers, while a trial supplementing the diet with I3C reported the prevention of oestrogen-dependent tumours. This led researchers to test the effect of I3C, and genistein, on human breast and prostate cancer cell cultures. (Read entire article)