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Broccoli, Effectively Counteracting the Effects of Radiation Therapy

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. Italica) is a green vegetable which is very beneficial for the health of the body, such as to prevent stroke, lowering blood pressure, weight loss, osteoporosis, healthy digestion and immunity to disease because broccoli contains complete nutrition. In addition, broccoli is also known to be used to prevent cancer

The content of calcium in 1 cup of boiled broccoli are almost equivalent to the calcium in a glass of milk. In addition to calcium, broccoli is also rich in vitamin C. Even the content of vitamin C in broccoli is higher than the amount of vitamin C in an orange.

A recent study says that a compound in green vegetables broccoli potent against the ill effects of radiation (one of the therapeutic treatment of cancer). In addition to broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower also includes a vegetable that has a deterrent compounds adverse effects of radiation therapy.

As reported by the Daily Mail, the exact compound called DIM (3' - diindolylmethane). Researchers initially did research on laboratory mice. Now they also ensure safe DIM compounds for human nature.

"DIM has long been used as ingredients for cancer drugs. However this time we find a new DIM also potent counteract the adverse effects of radiation therapy," said Dr. Eliot Rosen of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Radiation therapy for cancer patients is powerful enough to kill tumor cells. But sometimes, healthy cells are also destroyed. "With DIM, the adverse effects of radiation will decrease. Patients also have a high chance of a cure," said Dr. Rosen. The results then reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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