Eating broccoli several times per week cuts the risk for liver cancer and reverses damage to the liver.
Eating broccoli three to five times per week has been shown in experiments to reduce the risk for liver cancer, in addition to reducing damage to the liver that increases risk for cancer, according to new research with mice.
Researchers at the University of Illinois found eating broccoli a few times a week can counter the development of fat in the liver, which causes it to malfunction and increases the risk for liver cancer.
The vegetable is known to reduce the risk for other types of cancer, including breast, prostate and colon, so researchers were less surprised by its link to decreased risk for cancer than its effects on diseased livers.
The researchers said they worked specifically with mice that were not genetically predisposed to obesity, opting instead for rodents that became obese because of diet and activity. Their reasoning was most people are not genetically likely to become obese, focusing instead on the effects of the Western diet that has led to three-quarters of Americans being overweight or obese.
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