Broccoli slows arthritis, researchers think.

fdp-140The University of East Anglia team has started human trials on the use of broccoli to prevent or treat osteoarthritis after conducting successful lab studies on mice and cells. A broccoli compound, Glucoraphanin, has been linked to blocking an enzyme that damages cartilage. Twenty patients will eat a daily dose of 100g broccoli for two weeks before going undergoing surgery for knees repairs.  Researchers will examine the tissues removed to see if broccoli had any impact, then they will compare the data to another 20 knee replacement patients who have not been on the diet. What are your thoughts about this on-going research? What diet do you recommend for arthritis patients?

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