Eating Broccoli and Arthritis Preventer
By: Bill Waters
Published: Sep 19, 2021
Eating Broccoli: Arthritis may be prevented, according to scientists at the University of East Anglia.
Scientists in Britain claim that broccoli may fight arthritis. The vegetable is already a known cancer fighter. It contains a bioactive ingredient known as sulforaphane that could prevent osteoarthritis.
The scientists at University of East Anglia are undertaking a research project to see if the compound found in broccoli could slow or prevent osteoarthritis development.
"Britain has an aging population and developing new strategies for combating age-related diseases such as osteoarthritis is vital -- to improve the quality of life for sufferers but also to reduce the economic burden on society," research project leader Ian Clark says in a statement.
The three-year research project will also investigate the effects of other dietary compounds on osteoarthritis, including diallyl disulphide -- a compound found in high amounts in garlic that appears to slow the destruction of cartilage in laboratory models.