When we look at the trials regarding cruciferous sprout’s ability to support anticancer initiatives, they are very encouraging, as we have seen in the last two week. Today, we will add the epidemiological data, and its compelling—Cruciferous Sprouts help to prevent cancer.
What do the epidemiological studies say?
A major prospective dietary study, the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), followed the dietary habits and health of 521,468 subjects in 10 European countries between 1991-2000. After an average followup of 8.7 years, 1,830 people were diagnosed with lung cancer. Regular consumption of cauliflower and cabbage by current smokers was associated with a 23% reduction in the risk for squamous cells carcinoma of the lung. The study also found an almost 50% reduced risk of cancer of the upper digestive tract (oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, and esophagus) among people who ate the most cauliflower and cabbage (34 g/day) compared with those who ate the least (3 g/day).
Another large prospective study of more than 35,000 women living in Iowa and followed for 20 years found a 18% reduced risk for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and among workmen who had the highest consumption of at least 4 servings/month of broccoli was associated with a 28% risk reduction for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
In a separate study of nearly 67,000 women in the Nurses’ Health Study, more frequent dietary intake of broccoli (at least 2 servings/week) was associated with a 33% risk reduction for ovarian cancer.
(Li et al, Tumor Angiogenesis as a Target for Dietary Cancer Prevention, Journal of Oncology, Vol 2012, Article ID 879623, 23 pages.)
The glucosinolate levels in cruciferous sprouts is a 100 times that of the mature plant.
Cruciferous Sprouts Complex contains: broccoli sprouts, Daikon Radish Sprouts, Red Radish Sprouts, Water Cress Sprouts, Kale Sprouts, Mustard Sprouts, and Cabbage Sprouts yielding 10,000ppm glucosinolates.
Glucosinolates are the precursors to isothiocyanates. Sulforaphane is a class of isothiocyanates.
Take two capsules daily away from food.
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Wouldn’t you love to pet one of these? This little cub lives in South Africa. It’s part of the absolutely wonderful documentary Living With Lions. It was filmed in Kruger National Park, one of Africas largest national parks, a park that was created over 100 years ago. Its area is larger than Whales.
Do click on the link, you will love this video.
A clean environment starts at home. Here’s a great article on green cleaning your home from the beloved David Suzuki Foundation. Enjoy.