breast cancer.  Glucosinolates, specifically indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane,
increase the excretion of the form of estrogen (2-hydroxyestrone) which is linked to
breast cancer.  In preliminary studies,  Indole-3-carbinol has also been shown to
arrest the growth of both breast and prostate cancer cells. Studies have also shown
that it increases the ability of the liver to detoxify toxic compounds and decreases the
growth of human papillomavirus (a virus linked to cervical cancer).  


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Broccoli is low in calories and is
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magnesium, and the vitamins B6
and E.  Broccoli also contains the
carotenoid lutein, glucosinolates,
and phytochemicals that have
tremendous anticancer effects.  

Broccoli, like other members of
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