Broccoli can kill blood cancer cells
From studies ever, broccoli is known to fight cancer of the types of vegetables. Broccoli contains high levels of antioxidants that contribute to it. And, recent studies say, broccoli was also able to kill leukemia cells or blood cancer. Thus the results of the study from Baylor College of Medicine.
As quoted by the Huffington Post, a compound found in broccoli – sulforaphane – make deadly effects on leukemia cells. In laboratory experiments, cell lymphoblastic leukemia which makes the cancer will die when faced with these compounds. The good news, healthy cells that surround cancer cells do not come die as when applied to chemotherapy.
Lymphoblastic leukemia is often experienced by children. Approximately 80 percent of patients can be cured. Only, most of the patient’s body is not able to respond well to treatment. Thus, it makes the blood cancer getting worse.
The findings, published in the journal PLoS ONE this to be good news. Broccoli can be a positive support for the treatment of all blood cancer patients. Researchers said the compounds concentration suforaphane this possibility can be applied to the treatment of certain types of leukemia in the future.
“Some of the children (with leukemia) do not respond to treatment,” said Dr. Daniel Lacorazza, assistant professor of pathology and immunology at Baylor. “For cases (it), we need alternative medicine,” he added.
Meanwhile, another study published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research stated, sulforaphane is also effective to kill breast cancer cells. In the experiments were applied to mice in the lab look, these compounds are also capable of inhibiting the growth of cancer cells even if only one cell.