13 Apr '12, 5pm

Breast Cancer Stem Cells vs. Broccoli

Breast Cancer Stem Cells vs. Broccoli

Sure, cruciferous vegetables produce a compound that appears to target breast cancer cells, but this is in a test tube. How do we even know we absorb sulforaphane into our bloodstream? And even if we do, how much do we have to eat to arrive at the test tube concentrations featured in the video where it counts—in breast tissue itself? An innovative group at Johns Hopkins figured it out: let’s find women scheduled for breast reduction surgery, and an hour before they go into the operating room, have them drink some broccoli sprout juice! And that’s what they did, as detailed in my 2-minute video Sulforaphane: From Broccoli to Breast . They were then able to calculate how many broccoli spouts one would have to eat on a daily basis for their breast cancer-fighting effects.

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/breast-cancer-stem-cells...

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