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Compound in broccoli could boost immune system, says new study

by Pat Coate | August 22, 2007
"It is well-known that the immune system can seek out and destroy tumor cells, and even prevent tumor growth."
- Ling Xue, study lead-author

Berkeley, California, USA - A compound found in broccoli and related vegetables may have more health-boosting tricks up its sleeves, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

Previous studies led by Bjeldanes and Gary Firestone, UC Berkeley professor of molecular and cell biology, have shown that DIM halts the division of breast cancer cells and inhibits testosterone, the male hormone needed for growth of prostate cancer cells.

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