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Broccoli: Researchers say it slows arthritis

Eating lots of broccoli may slow down and even prevent osteoarthritis, according to a team of researchers at the University of East Anglia who are starting human trials following on from successful lab studies.

Tests on cells and mice showed that a broccoli compound, sulforaphane - which humans can also get from Brussels sprouts and cabbage - blocked a key destructive enzyme that damages cartilage.

The lead researcher Dr Rose Davidson, told the BBC the team was in the early stages of research.

  • 28 Aug 2013
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