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Broccoli Chemical Could Help Fight Autism Symptoms

Study produces noticeable changes in subjects

(Newser) - A chemical found in veggies like broccoli may help cut down on symptoms in people with autism, a study finds. With the help of parents and caregivers, researchers assigned autism "scores" to 44 males with the disorder, ages 13 to 27; higher numbers on two different scales were linked... More »

Baby Broccoli Staves Off Cancer

A chemical in sprouts helps fight cancer-causing bacteria

(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... More »

Broccoli Blocks Skin Cancer

Veggie extract activates carcinogen-fighting abilities

(Newser) - Green may be the new white, at least in sun protection. A green smear of broccoli extract  prevents cancer-causing damage from ultraviolet light—not by blocking the rays, but by activating  the skin’s natural cancer-fighting abilities, a new study finds. One advantage: Unlike conventional sunscreen, broccoli doesn't  keep the... More »

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