More proof that broccoli is a superfood?

New research says the powerful green veggie could prevent arthritis
8/29/2013

So here’s another reason to chow down on a big heaping bowl of broccoli: it might prevent arthritis.

A new study out of the United Kingdom says that a compound found in broccoli called sulforaphane slows down the destruction of joint cartilage.

As a result, the researchers who conducted the study say that broccoli could prevent or slow the progress of osteoarthritis, a degenerative arthritis.

So far, the scientists have completed studies on cartilage cells,  tissues and mice. Next up: humans.

“Until now research has failed to show that food or diet can play any part in reducing the progression of osteoarthritis, so if these findings can be replicated in humans, it would be quite a breakthrough,” Alan Silman, medical director of Arthritis Research UK, said.

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