Can Broccoli and Cauliflower Really Kill Cancer? – Men’s Health

Posted: July 31, 2017 at 1:45 am

The researchers discovered that the drug caused human melanoma cells to die, and hampered melanoma tumor growth in the mouse models by 69 percent.

Because the drug is easily eliminated from the body, it should help reduce possible toxicity effectsa problem with past drugs tested for melanomaand fight the cancer with little harm to nearby healthy cells. (Here are four things most guys get wrong about skin cancer.)

How it works still isnt exactly clear, but the researchers believe the compound targets a process involved in cell division and growth, they explain in a statement.

Still, the work is preliminary. And because the drug is just based off isothiocyanates, which are found in foods, simply eating your vegetables probably wont be enough to actually fight melanoma. (For an eating plan that fits into your busy schedule, try The MetaShred Diet from Mens Health.)

There are a lot of recommendations that, for example, broccoli can reduce your chances of getting cancer, study author Arun Sharma, Ph.D., said in the statement. Those are OK recommendations for prevention, but the compounds in the vegetables alone may not be potent enough to be used in a therapeutic environment.

But thats not saying you should skip your vegetables, though: People who eat 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day were 13 percent less likely to develop cancer, as we reportedplus, their risk of heart disease and stroke was much lower, too.

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