Cauliflower is a cancer killer

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Cauliflower helps prevent cancer

Cauliflower is a popular vegetable which belongs to the Brassicaceae family. Usually the head of this vegetable is used while cooking. It can be roasted, boiled, fried, steamed or even consumed raw. Italian, Northwest European biennial, Northern European annual and Asian are four types of cauliflower. They are available in various colors like white, orange, green and purple. This amazing vegetable is low in fat, but high in essential nutrients like vitamin C, dietary fiber and folate. This wonderful vegetable has immense health benefits. Many studies have proved that cauliflower prevents cancer. Broccoli cauliflower cancer study is well-known.

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Cauliflower cancer

Research studies conducted by scientists in the Linus Pauling Institute at the OregonStateUniversity have discovered that sulforaphone in cauliflowers helps prevent breast and prostate cancer. Sulforaphone (an organosulphur compound) is found in cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli.

Sulforaphone is a HDAC (histone deacetylase) inhibitor. Emily Ho, a principal investigator in the Linus Pauling Institute says, "It is important to demonstrate that sulforaphone is safe if we propose to use in cancer prevention or therapies. Just because a phytochemical or nutrient is found in food doesn't always mean its safe, and a lot can also depend on the form or levels consumed. But this does appear to be a phytochemical that can selectively kill cancer cells, and that's always what you look for in cancer therapies". Emily Ho is also the study's lead author. To the question "Does cauliflower stop prostate cancer?", many experts reply with the answer "Yes". Some experts say cabbage broccoli and cauliflower cure cancer.

The research details are available in the journal "Molecular Nutrition and Food Research". It was supported by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

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Arc4life 3 years ago from Florida

Great hub


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srirad0675 3 years ago Author

Thank you!


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petepr 3 years ago from No Where

The price of cauliflower has increased 4X within the last 5 years !


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srirad0675 3 years ago Author

Sad, but true!

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