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Mouse data backs broccoli for better gut health

Mouse data backs broccoli for better gut health

By Nathan Gray

Metabolites from the consumption of broccoli could help to maintain intestinal barrier function, aid immune surveillance and maintain the balance of gut bacteria, new research in mice has suggested.

Research that enhances compounds contained in broccoli may lead to a lower risk of coronary heart disease and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). ©iStock

Studies look to enhance broccoli’s ability to ward off disease

By Will Chu

Research that enhances compounds contained in broccoli may lead to a lower risk of coronary heart disease and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to two studies that reinforce the vegetable’s reputation as a superfood.

Beneforté broccoli is a hybrid bred from commercial strains mixed with a wild Italian broccoli . (Image credit Seminis)

'Super broccoli’ launched in UK market

By Nathan Gray

A hybrid strain of broccoli containing higher levels of the cancer fighting phytonutrient glucoraphani has been launched in UK supermarkets.

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