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12 August 2008

Broccoli Reverses Diabetes Damage

Eating broccoli could reverse the damage that diabetes inflicts on heart blood vessels. The key is most likely a compound in the vegetable called sulforaphane.

Sulforaphane encourages production of enzymes which protect the blood vessels, and reduces the number molecules which cause cell damage.

People with diabetes are up to five times more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.


* BBC News August 5, 2008

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