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Vegetable compound protects against lethal radiation

A compound derived from cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli has been found to offer protection from lethal doses of gamma ray radiation. The experiments were conducted with rodents, but the Georgetown University researchers who made the discovery say the compound is safe for use in humans. Their study, published in the Proceedings […]

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Vege-based drugs inhibit melanoma

Tests on mice suggest that compounds extracted from green vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage could be used as potent weapons against melanoma. The Penn State College of Medicine cancer researchers behind the discovery say that when combined with selenium, the compounds target tumors more safely and effectively than conventional therapy. “There are currently no […]

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