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Broccoli may slow down - even prevent - arthritis

Sulforaphane, a broccoli compound, has been shown to slow arthritis progress by blocking an enzyme that causes inflammation and damages cartilage in joints.

Researchers from the University of East Anglia are conducting a small-scale human trial of 40 patients by giving them a ‘super broccoli’ - high in sulforaphane - to eat for two weeks before their knee-replacement surgery.

After the surgery, the researchers will look at whether the compound can be detected in the replaced joints. If it can, a diet of broccoli could ensure joint health.

Read more at University of East Anglia

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