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Will eating broccoli fight cancer?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A new study from the University of Michigan and The Ohio State University found that a compound in broccoli, sulforaphane, fights breast cancer. And one of the more intriguing areas of disease prevention research is looking not just at what we eat – but at the protective effects of eating certain foods in combination with each other.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com
Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics
Studies show that broccoli is a chemopreventive agent. This means broccoli contains compounds that are known to prevent cancer. These compounds contain antioxidants that help prevent oxidation in the body. Eating broccoli a few times a week can help reduce your risk of developing certain types of cancer.

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