Broccoli Reduces Risk Of Liver Cancer
You knew broccoli is good for you, but did you know it reduces the risk of one of the deadliest cancers? Earlier studies have shown that broccoli reduces the risk of colon, breast and prostate cancer. This current study was led by Professor Elizabeth Jeffery from the University of Illinois and is published in the Journal of Nutrition.
Non alcoholic fatty liver disease is at epidemic proportions in many parts of the world, including the USA. If left untreated, there is a risk of progression to cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer. Liver cancer typically has a poor prognosis. Liver cancer is more common in men than women, and a man has a five times greater risk of developing liver cancer if he is obese.
Sulforaphane is the name of an anti-cancer compound in broccoli. It is easier for your body to absorb if the broccoli has been lightly steamed or very finely chopped. In this study, the researchers monitored four groups of mice. Some groups were on a control diet, while others were given a Western-style diet, which was higher in sugar and fat. Some groups were given broccoli, while others were not.
The results were quite dramatic. Mice who were fed the Western diet experienced an increase in the number and size of cancerous nodules in their liver. When broccoli was added to the diet, the number of nodules decreased. For best results, it is important to consume broccoli at least 3 times per week.
This is a fairly easy way of reducing your risk of developing deadly liver cancer. If you know your liver isn’t in ideal health, please do something now, to reduce the risk of future health problems. Fatty liver is reversible. I show you how in my book Fatty Liver: You Can Reverse It. My liver tonic Livatone Plus contains all the necessary herbs and nutrients required to repair damaged liver cells. You can read about the ingredients and how they work here.