Prostate Cancer –
Eating Cruciferous Vegetables can help slow Tumor Growth
April 5th, 2006
Eating broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables
have shown to stop human prostate cancer cells from growing in mice.
The study is being presented today at the American Association for
Cancer Research annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
"The contribution of diet and nutrition to cancer risk, prevention and
treatment have been a major focus of research in recent years because
certain nutrients in vegetables and dietary agents appear to protect the
body against diseases such as cancer," said Shivendra Singh, Ph.D. who
is the lead research and is also a professor of pharmacology and urology
at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "From epidemiologic
data, we know that increased consumption of vegetables reduces the risk
for certain types of cancer, but now we are beginning to understand the
mechanisms by which certain edible vegetables like broccoli help our
bodies fight cancer and other diseases."