Don't like your greens? Blame it on Brassica domestication
(SMBE journals (Molecular Biology and Evolution and Genome Biology and Evolution)) Delicious to some, but a bitter bane to others' taste buds, vegetables like broccoli rabe, bok choy and turnips are a dinner staple -- and picky eater conflict -- around the world. It all likely started in the mountains near present-day Afghanistan, where humans first domesticated turnips 3,500 to 6,000 years ago, according to a new study recently published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Are Some Foods Super Bitter to You? You Might Have Lower COVID Risk
TUESDAY, May 25, 2021 -- If you can't stand broccoli, celery or kale, you may be a supertaster, and it just might protect you from COVID-19. Supertasters are folks who are highly sensitive to bitterness. They're not only less likely to get COVID-19... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Workplace physical aggressions in Italy and Emilia Romagna region - Zanardi F, Broccoli M, Falasca G, Toderi S.
BACKGROUND: Workplace physical aggressions determine severe consequences for people and organizations. Previous studies reported their spread in organizations and described factors related to their occurrence (e.g. aggressor within/outside the organization... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

‘When the Rain Stops:’ a New Short Story by Bryan Washington
We heard about the storm a week before the rains. Manny figured they wouldn’t be a problem. Jae disagreed. The news called it a minor inconvenience—a flash flood at most—but we’d learned not to lean too deep into forecasts. In the morning, Houston felt sticky. Our heels slapped across the floorboards. We plodded around the house, yawning and stretching and tugging at our boxers. Manny went straight for the vegetable garden, but Jae took his time with breakfast, stirring a pan of eggs, slipping everything inside pieces of toast. Between mouthfuls of sandwich, he swore we’d end up packing everyt...
Source: TIME: Science - April 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Bryan Washington Tags: Uncategorized climate change Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Ultimately, beneficial fungi could be more effective than pesticides against nematodes
(American Phytopathological Society) Over the past 30 years, the use of soil fumigants and nematicides used to protect cole crops, such as broccoli and Brussel sprouts, against cyst nematode pathogens in coastal California fields has decreased dramatically. A survey of field samples in 2016 indicated the nematode population has also decreased, suggesting the existence of a natural cyst nematode controlling process in these fields. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Can dietary changes improve thyroid disease symptoms?
This article considers the scientific evidence in support, or not, for dietary changes and supplements in improving symptoms of thyroid disease, including iodine, vitamin D, soy and broccoli.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 13, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Can 2 Nutrients Lower Your Risk for Parkinson's?
THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2021 -- People who consume high levels of dietary vitamin C and E may lower their risk for Parkinson's disease by almost a third, a new study suggests. Foods high in vitamin C include oranges, strawberries, broccoli and Brussels... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Danish and Chinese tongues taste broccoli and chocolate differently
(Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen) Two studies from the University of Copenhagen show that Danes aren't quite as good as Chinese at discerning bitter tastes. The research suggests that this is related to anatomical differences upon the tongues of Danish and Chinese people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

5 key moments from the latest SCOTUS Obamacare showdown
From a peeved chief justice to analogies about broccoli and lawn care, a few things stood out during the high-profile arguments. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Under the microscope: Best-selling author Lynda La Plante, 77, takes our health quiz 
Lynda La Plante, 77, keeps fit by walking her cockapoo and climbing the stairs in her three-storey house. She enjoys a 'proper cooked lunch' with broccoli and carrots and snacks on fruit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Research Encourages Women To Eat More Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts And Cabbage
More evidence about the health benefits of adding cruciferous vegetables to your daily diet. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marla Milling, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

California Scientists Build A Camera To Take Pictures Of Huge Swath Of Sky
Scientists and engineers in California are building a unique 3.2 billion pixel camera for a telescope under construction in Chile. The camera has taken its first test pictures — of broccoli.(Image credit: LSST Camera team/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory/Rubin Observatory) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

What Is In A Ketogenic Diet?
Discussion Epilepsy is a common problem for the general pediatrician. Its incidence is estimated at 41-87/100,000 children. While many children are controlled with medication, it is also estimated that up to 1/3 will develop drug-resistant epilepsy. Some children may have an identifiable seizure focus that may be amenable to surgery, but many others do not. One option for potential control is a ketogenic diet (KD). Indications for KD usually are for drug-resistant epilepsy including partial and complex seizure patterns as well as some metabolic disorders such as glucose transport 1 deficiency syndrome. It has also found ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Broccoli and Brussels sprouts a cut above for blood vessel health
(Edith Cowan University) New research from Edith Cowan University has shown some of our least favourite vegetables could be the most beneficial when it comes to preventing advanced blood vessel disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improve your cancer protection by cooking broccoli the right way
(Natural News) Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can help prevent the development of various diseases. Researchers have touted the powerful disease-fighting properties of this vegetable. From reducing cancer risk to boosting immune health, broccoli can work wonders for your body. However, it is important to know that some of broccoli’s nutrients... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Body ’s First Responders
B vitamins aren’t glamourous… With the exception of vitamin B12, you may not be familiar with what the other B vitamins do. That can be a problem. B vitamins are critical nutrients for your immune system. And you may think you’re getting enough when you’re not. If you read ingredient labels, you often see B vitamins listed. The packaging may even say, “fortified with B vitamins.” But these are not really vitamins at all. They are “chemical copies” that have no real nutritional value. Today, I’ll show you how B vitamins help you beat infections and how to get the b...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

All Your Coronavirus Questions, Answered
One of the worst symptoms of any plague is uncertainty—who it will strike, when it will end, why it began. Merely understanding a pandemic does not stop it, but an informed public can help curb its impact and slow its spread. It can also provide a certain ease of mind in a decidedly uneasy time. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 pandemic from TIME’s readers, along with the best and most current answers science can provide. A note about our sourcing: While there are many, many studies underway investigating COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-19, the novel coronavirus that causes the illn...
Source: TIME: Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Source Type: news

How to Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy While COVID-19 Has You Stuck at Home
Most health advice can be boiled down to simple behaviors, like eating a balanced diet, exercising and getting good sleep. During a pandemic like COVID-19, these actions are especially crucial for maintaining you physical and mental well-being. But social distancing complicates things. How are you supposed to eat right when you’re living on non-perishables? How can you work out when you’re cooped up at home? How can you sleep when you’re anxious about, well, everything? This expert-backed guide is a good place to start. Here’s how to stay healthy (and calm) while social distancing during the COVID-1...
Source: TIME: Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Eating leafy greens delays cognitive decline by at least 11 YEARS, finds study
(Natural News) As if there weren’t enough reasons to eat leafy greens, researchers from Rush University in Chicago have added one more. A study published in the peer-reviewed journal Neurology showed that eating green leafy vegetables — such as spinach, broccoli, kale, arugula and Brussels sprouts — can help protect the brain and slow down people’s cognitive decline by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How one cup of black tea or a glass of red wine each night could HALVE your risk of dementia
Olive oil, pears, oranges and broccoli were among the most beneficial foods to ward of the memory-robbing disease, according to researchers at Rush University in Chicago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compounds in broccoli sprouts can help fight gastritis and stomach ulcers: Study
(Natural News) Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) by itself is already chock-full of vitamins and minerals. In fact, this humble vegetable — a member of the cabbage family and a staple in many American households — is so nutrient-dense, it actually provides a little bit of almost every nutrient your body needs. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kale is a nutrient-dense superfood because of these 7 health benefits
(Natural News) Kale is a nutrient-dense superfood belonging to the same family of vegetables known as cruciferous vegetables. This family includes other well-known superfoods like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and collard greens. Kale lives up to the reputation of its cousins thanks to its impressive health-enhancing properties. Kale is nutrient-dense Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Locally grown' broccoli looks, tastes better to consumers
(Cornell University) In tests, consumers in upstate New York were willing to pay more for broccoli grown in New York when they knew where it came from, Cornell University researchers found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA: Listeria Yet Again, Here Is A Sushi, Salad, And Spring Roll Recall
They may take our broccoli florets, our chicken, and our sausage products, but they will never take our sushi. Well, actually they can. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Another Listeria Outbreak Leads To Sushi, Salad And Spring Roll Recall
They may take our broccoli florets, our chicken, and our sausage products, but they will never take our sushi. Well, actually they can. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Attention Vegetable Haters: It Could Be In Your Genes
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — If certain vegetables have always made you gag, you may be more than a picky eater. Instead, you might be what scientists call a “super-taster:” a person with a genetic predisposition to taste food differently. Unfortunately, being a super-taster doesn’t make everything taste better. In fact, it can do the opposite. Super-tasters are extremely sensitive to bitterness, a common characteristic of many dark green, leafy veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, to name a few. “The person who has that genetic propensity gets more of the sul...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news

Cancer and cruciferous vegetables: This incredible compound in broccoli and kale can stop tumors from growing
(Natural News) In American households, it’s common to find mothers encouraging their children to eat their greens. Most children and even some adults refuse to eat vegetables, missing out on the many health benefits they can provide. Now, recent evidence suggests a link between cruciferous vegetables – like broccoli and kale – and preventing cancer. A... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating broccoli found to help with brain and nerve repair
(Natural News) Numerous studies show that the brain can repair and renew nervous tissue. People may support these natural processes by eating sulforaphane-rich foods like broccoli. Neuroscience experts previously believed that the brain cannot repair damaged neurons. However, a study conducted by MIT researcher Joseph Altman in the 1960s showed that the brains of adult rats, adult guinea pigs,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 100 packaged veggie products recalled over listeria fears 
On Sunday, Mann Packing issued a voluntary recall of vegetable products - most of which contain broccoli, cauliflower or green beans - after the FDA notified the company of a potential listeria contamination. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can you balance your brain chemistry with nutrition? Compounds in broccoli sprouts found to help people with schizophrenia
(Natural News) Research regarding the mechanisms involved in schizophrenia has come a long way. Scientists have now discovered a set of chemical imbalances present in the brains of schizophrenic patients that are linked to the neurotransmitter glutamate. They have also identified a compound that can potentially correct these imbalances and aid in the treatment of schizophrenia. The isothiocyanate... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Explain why: Educating children about the benefits of nutritious food can promote healthy eating habits
(Natural News) Getting kids to eat healthy is a struggle every parent faces at some point. Whether its an aversion to broccoli or shying away from grilled salmon, children are often reluctant to try new foods — especially if they think it’s going to be “healthy.” But what if there was a way for parents... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veggies' Popularity Is All in the Name
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 -- How do you make healthy food more popular? Start by giving it a yummy-sounding name, researchers say. People are much more likely to choose good-for-you foods like broccoli or carrots if labeled with names that emphasize... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Children choosing super veg such as kale and celeriac
Young children are more likely to eat vegetables according to a new survey, especially brightly coloured vegetables such as carrots, peas, sweetcorn and broccoli according to research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A compound common in human diets found to have novel anti-cancer effects
(Natural News) The food you’re eating might be protecting you from cancer. A study published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine revealed that allyl isothiocyanate (AITC), a compound present in human diets, has novel cancer-fighting properties. AITC is commonly found in many cruciferous vegetables such as arugula, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. It is also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is YOUR child a picky eater? Offering youngsters three vegetables rather than just one may be key
Australian scientists looked at 32 children who consumed less than two servings of veggies a day. Some were exposed to just broccoli for five weeks, and others broccoli, courgette and peas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Healthy reasons to make cabbage juice
(Natural News) Vegetable juice is not an uncommon thing. Carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, and celery are just a few of the many vegetables that are used to make potent health drinks. But recently, another leafy green has made it to the list of juice-worthy vegetables, and this time, it’s a rather unusual one: cabbage. While it doesn’t sound... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Broccoli You Are Sure to Love
FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 -- Looking to boost your fiber and vitamin C in one bite? Forget dietary supplements -- emerald green broccoli is the answer. Cup for cup, broccoli has more vitamin C than oranges, and only half the calories. It's also rich in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Add a Sweet Surprise to Your Veggie Juice: Chocolate
FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 -- Juicing nutrient-rich green vegetables like kale, broccoli and spinach gives you a brew of many vitamins and minerals, all in just one cup. But green juices can have an overpowering flavor, so many people want to cut their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A compound in broccoli and kale helps suppress tumor growth
A compound present in broccoli, kale, and other cruciferous plants restored an underperforming tumor suppressor in a mouse model of cancer, study reveals. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?
A compound present in broccoli sprouts could change a chemical imbalance that characterizes the brains of people with schizophrenia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Schizophrenia Source Type: news

Broccoli. An Unlikely Place To Find A Possible New Anti-Cancer Compound
Researchers find compound in broccoli which boosts tumor surpressor protein in mice predisposed to cancer. But don't rush to eat a lot of broccoli just yet. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Eating ultra-processed foods will make you gain weight. Here's the scientific proof
For four weeks, 20 healthy volunteers checked into a research center hospital and were served a variety of tempting meals: cinnamon french toast, stir-fry beef with broccoli and onions, turkey quesadillas and shrimp scampi. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

Eating ultra-processed foods will make you gain weight. Here's the scientific proof
For four weeks, 20 healthy volunteers checked into a research center hospital and were served a variety of tempting meals: cinnamon french toast, stir-fry beef with broccoli and onions, turkey quesadillas and shrimp scampi. Researchers scrutinized everything that was eaten and came away with the... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

Natural compound found in broccoli reawakens the function of potent tumor suppressor
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Long associated with decreased risk of cancer, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables -- the family of plants that also includes cauliflower, cabbage, collard greens, Brussels sprouts and kale -- contain a molecule that inactivates a gene known to play a role in a variety of common human cancers. A new study demonstrates that targeting the gene, known as WWP1, with the ingredient found in broccoli suppressed tumor growth in cancer-prone lab animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Key to treating schizophrenia may be found in BROCCOLI, US study shows
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, found sulforaphane - which is derived from broccoli sprouts - boosted levels of signal-sending brain chemicals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are buyers willing to forgo quality in locally grown produce?
(Lehigh University) Phillip Coles, professor of practice in management at Lehigh University, is among researchers who found that East Coast buyers aren't willing to forgo quality when it comes to local broccoli varieties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 29, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How to lose weight without really trying
Cravings not only aid to the difficulties of losing weight but can also affect you mentally, according to London-based nutritionist Rick Hay. He said chromium - found in broccoli - could help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can sulforaphane help children with autism?
(Natural News) Sulforaphane is a natural compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli. Recent research indicates that consuming large amounts of this phytochemical can improve the symptoms associated with children’s autism. Experts warn that autism now affects one out of every 45 children. The rate at which new cases are being reported continues to climb... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sulforaphane-rich vegetables found to lower blood sugar in diabetics
(Natural News) Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli sprouts contain sulforaphane, a natural plant compound that offers several health benefits. According to a study, this unique compound can be used to naturally lower the blood glucose levels of individuals with Type 2 diabetes. The study, which was published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, was conducted by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Everything You Need to Know About Gut Health
It’s hardly news that the gastrointestinal tract is important to human health: It transports food from the mouth to the stomach, converts it into absorbable nutrients and stored energy, and shuttles waste back out of the body. If you don’t properly nourish yourself, you don’t live. It’s that simple. But in recent years, scientists have discovered that the GI system has an even bigger, more complex job than previously appreciated. It’s been linked to numerous aspects of health that have seemingly nothing to do with digestion, from immunity to emotional stress to chronic illnesses, including can...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news