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Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study

High intake of cruciferous vegetables associated with lower death rate, researchers say

By Carina Storrs
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) — Eating broccoli, one of the top “super foods,” and other cruciferous vegetables may improve your odds for breast cancer survival, a new study suggests.

In a study of women in China diagnosed with breast cancer, researchers found that women who consumed the most cruciferous vegetables were 62 percent less likely to die of breast cancer and 35 percent less likely to have a recurrence of the disease, compared with those who consumed the least.

The most common cruciferous vegetables that the women reported eating were mustard and turnip greens, bok choy, cauliflower and green cabbage. Kale, collard greens and arugula are other cruciferous vegetables.

“This study suggests that cruciferous vegetables and the bioactive compounds in them may be protective against breast cancer,” said Sarah Nechuta, a research fellow in the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center in Nashville, Tenn., and lead author of the study…

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