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    Anti-Cancer Benefits of Raw Vegetables

    July 2008 | Filed under General Interest

    According to a recent study, eating as little as three small servings of raw cruciferous vegetables per month, such as broccoli and cabbage, has been found to decrease the risk of developing bladder cancer by 36 percent.

    In this study, researchers from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, The Roswell Park researchers collected dietary data from 275 hospital-based bladder cancer patients and 825 cancer-free people, and found that those who consumed the highest consumption of raw cruciferous vegetables was associated with a 36 per cent reduction in bladder cancer risk.

    Furthermore, stronger protective effects were observed among current and heavy smokers with an intake of three or more servings of raw cruciferous vegetables per month associated with a 54 and 40 per cent reduction, respectively.

    On the other hand, no benefits were observed when the researchers considered the combined raw and cooked cruciferous vegetable intake.

    Cooking can substantially reduce or destroy isothiocyanates, and could account for study inconsistencies.

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