Baby Broccoli Staves Off Cancer

A chemical in sprouts helps fight cancer-causing bacteria
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2009 10:59 AM CDT
Broccoli, like most dark green vegetables, is a source of antioxidants, but in its infant form it could also have additional health benefits.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Broccoli is good for you, but its proto-form might be even better, according to a new study. Eating a couple ounces of broccoli sprouts daily for two months helped patients infected with Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium known to cause ulcers and stomach cancer. The baby broccoli reduced inflammation and infection by triggering production of helpful enzymes, Reuters reports.