Cancer Nutritional Prevention/Support

Cruciferous Vegetables

MOST people around the globe appear to thrive on a variety of cruciferous vegetables.

land cress
ethiopian mustard
collard greens
Chinese broccoli
brussels sprout
broccoli romanesco
wild broccoli
bok choy
Rapini (broccoli rabe)
flowering cabbage
chinese cabbage
napa cabbage
turnip root; greens
siberian kale
mustard cabbage
mustard seeds, brown; greens
mustard seeds, white
mustard seeds, black
arugula (rocket)
garden cress

"Of the case-control studies 64% showed an inverse association between consumption of one or more brassica vegetables and risk of cancer at various sites. Although the measured effects might have been distorted by various types of bias, it is concluded that a high consumption of brassica vegetables is associated with a decreased risk of cancer. This association appears to be most consistent for lung, stomach, colon and rectal cancer, and least consistent for prostatic, endometrial and ovarian cancer."
 Brassica vegetables and cancer prevention. Epidemiology and mechanisms.

"ITCs [isothiocyanates] possess multiple anticarcinogenic mechanisms, including inhibition of carcinogen-activating enzymes, induction of carcinogen-detoxifying enzymes, increase of apoptosis, arrest of cell cycle progression, as well as several other mechanisms that are not yet fully described. These mechanisms, which are discussed in detail in this review, illustrate the remarkable ability of ITCs to inhibit cancer development-effective against both developing and developed cancer cells."

 Mutat Res. 2004 Nov 2;555(1-2):173-90. 
Cancer-preventive isothiocyanates: measurement of human exposure and mechanism of action.

"These findings suggest that, with the dual action of SFN [sulforaphane] against a select group of microorganisms and its ability to inhibit tumor growth, SFN (or the consumption of SFN-containing vegetables) might be especially helpful in preventing certain types of infections in both cancer and non-cancer patients."

 Planta Med. 2008 Jun;74(7):747-50. Epub 2008 May 16.
Growth inhibition of a spectrum of bacterial and fungal pathogens by sulforaphane, an isothiocyanate product found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables.

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Mike Menkes

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