Health Nugget - Compound in Broccoli (Sulforaphane) Protects Against Asthma

Posted by Edna & Roger Boisjoli on September 26, 2011 at 10:45 AM

In a recent issue of clinical Immunology, researchers at UCLA report that a compound in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli sprouts (sulforaphane) may help protect against inflammatory diseases it causes like asthma and hayfever. T he researchers found a two- to three-fold increase in antioxidant enzymes in the nasal airway cells in study participants who ate preparations of broccoli sprouts. This was shown to decrease inflammation in the participant’s airways. Dr. Riedl stated that this strategy may offer protection against inflammation in our airways and offer potential treatments for these diseases.

Thank you to Dr Ray Strand for allowing us to publish this information.



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