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Other highlights in the July 24 JNCI

... Cancer Eating more cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower is associated with a reduced risk ... dark green and cruciferous vegetables, especially broccoli and cauliflower, was associated with a decreased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Aggressive p...

Nutrients in certain vegetables may provide cancer-fighting benefit

...nd the mechanisms by which certain vegetables like broccoli may help our bodies fight cancer and other diseases." Dr. Singhs study is based on phytochemicals, called isothiocyanates (ITCs), found in several cruciferous vegetables and generated when vegetables are either cut or chewed. His laboratory has fou...

Protection against cancer may begin during pregnancy

...es generous amounts of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cabbage it could help protect their children from cancer, both as infants and later in life. A new study by scientists from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, done with laboratory mice, found that supplements of a key phyto...

Combination of technologies works best against E. coli

...trolyzed water to eliminate E. coli on alfalfa and broccoli seeds and his use of high-intensity ultrasound to eliminate E. coli in apple cider were published in the February and June 2006 issues of the Journal of Food Science. Their work on inactivation of E. coli 0157:H7 with peroxyacetic acid, acidic elec...

Plants, plasmids and possibilities -- Methods permit functional gene studies in plants

...atedness to economically important species such as broccoli and cauliflower. Agrobacterium contains a small chromosomecalled the Ti plasmidinto which scientists can insert a gene of interest. This transgene is transferred to Arabidopsis through natural infection with Agrobacterium . The highlighted ar...

UVa researchers seek to unlock broccoli's cancer fighting secret

After all these years, mom was right. She knew broccoli was good for you, she just didn't know it was this good. "Everyone knows broccoli is good for you and that it contains compounds known to lessen the occurrence of some types of cance...

Don't care for broccoli? A receptor gene's variation suggests an evolutionary excuse

...es into those that contain glucosinolates, such as broccoli and turnips, and those that do not contain known glucosinolates. The researchers found that individuals possessing two copies of a "sensitive" version of the hTAS2R38 gene rated the glucosinolate-containing vegetables as 60% more bitter than did subj...

Ancient war paint in fight against breast cancer

...e have been many reports on the health benefits of broccoli and other commonly consumed vegetables from the sa...er, it has been difficult to extract enough of the broccoli compound to carry out extensive tests. Galletti's team hope that by using this cheap, rich source, i...

Mushrooms as good an antioxidant source as more colorful veggies

...ms rank with carrots, green beans, red peppers and broccoli as good sources of dietary antioxidants, Penn Stat... beans have an ORAC value of 5; red pepper 10; and broccoli 12. The ORAC assay, the most well known test of antioxidant capacity, focuses on the peroxyl radical...

Broccoli, cauliflower and genetic cancer

...ew study at Rutgers shows that certain vegetables broccoli and cauliflower, in particular have natural ingredients that may reduce the risk of developing hereditary cancers. A research team led by Rutgers' Ah-Ng Tony Kong has revealed that these widely consumed cruciferous vegetables so called because thei...

Vitamin D and flavonoids examined for impact on breast and ovarian cancers

...he nurses consumed primarily from caffeinated tea, broccoli and kale, was associated with decreased ovarian cancer risk. Women with the highest levels of kaempferol intake had a significant 38 percent decrease in ovarian cancer incidence, compared to women with the lowest levels of intake. Two other flavonoid...

Broccoli packs powerful punch to bladder cancer cells

...archers have isolated compounds from the vegetable broccoli that they believe may help prevent or slow the pro... that men who ate two or more half-cup servings of broccoli per week had a 44 percent lower incidence of bladder cancer compared to men who ate less than one se...

Insects develop resistance to engineered crops

...neva, N.Y., the researchers used three types of GM broccoli plants: two types of plants each expressed a different Bt toxin, and a third -- known as a pyramided plant -- expressed both toxins. Elizabeth Earle and Jun Cao, co-authors of the PNAS paper and members of the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetic...

Talalay receives Pauling Prize for Health Research

...dely known for his studies of vegetables including broccoli that induce protective enzymes in the body and hel...llular mechanisms by which dietary constituents in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables protect against cancer," said Balz Frei, professor and director of ...

'Jumping gene' helps explain immune system's abilities

...a, one diner could have a meal of mashed potatoes, broccoli and a pork chop, and another French fries, salad and a hamburger, and so on through all the possible combinations of offerings. While the choices aren't as tasty, immune cells select sections of certain genetic instructions in order to make instruct...

Consuming fruits and vegetables lowers risk of developing NHL

...lf or more servings per day of vegetables from the broccoli and cabbage family (including cauliflower and Brussels sprouts). Lower risks were also found, although not significantly, with higher intakes of whole fruits (excluding juices), yellow/orange/red vegetables and processed tomato products such as t...

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