Broccoli may slow, prevent osteoarthritis
New research from the UK suggests that sulforaphane, a compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and Brussels sprouts, could help fight osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. Led by the University of East Anglia (UEA), the study used cell and tissue tests to show that sulforaphane blocked cartilage-destroying enzymes by intercepting a molecule that causes inflammation... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Healthy eating can protect eyesight
When it comes to protecting your vision, what you eat may affect what you see, reports the August 2013 Harvard Health Letter. Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients found in food play a role in preventing two common causes of vision problems: cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye, while macular degeneration is a deterioration of the macula, the part of the eye that controls central vision. "While there is no definite proof, some studies suggest that eating a diet rich in certain nutrients may help," says Dr. Ivana Kim, associate professor of ophthalmology at Harv...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 'brussels sprouts' gene: TAS2R38
As the annual sprout-eating ritual approaches, Anna Perman explains why you either love them or hate them Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 1, 2011 Category: Science Authors: Anna Perman Tags: Genetics Biology Science Source Type: news

Eat up all of your Brussels sprouts – unless you're an aphid
New study shows how plant quality affects entire foods webs < em > - News Release < /em > (Source: Imperial College News)
Source: Imperial College News - February 7, 2008 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news