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Baby Broccoli May Help Prevent Stomach Cancer: Study

First Posted: 05/07/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 11/17/11 09:02 AM ET


Eating two and a half ounces of baby broccoli daily for two months may protect against a common stomach bug that is linked to gastritis, ulcers and even stomach cancer, a study in Japan has found.

Fresh broccoli sprouts contain plenty of sulforaphane, a natural biochemical that appears to trigger the production of enzymes in the gut that protect against oxygen radicals, DNA-damaging chemicals, and inflammation.

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Filed by Verena von Pfetten  |