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Broccoli may help with diabetes

6th August 2008

Scientists from the University of Warwick say that eating broccoli could reverse the damage caused by diabetes to heart blood vessels.

The team, writing in the journal Diabetes, believe that the key compound found in the vegetable - called sulforaphane - could encourage production of enzymes which protect the blood vessels, and a reduction in high levels of molecules which cause significant cell damage. People with diabetes are up to five times more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes; both are linked to damaged blood vessels.


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