Prostate Cancer and Broccoli Sprouts
We likely all grew up hearing the same thing from our mother – “eat your vegetables.”
It turns out that mom was right.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men around the world (second after skin cancer), accounting for 28% of all new cases, and the fourth most commonly occurring cancer overall. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men (second after lung cancer).
According to the American Cancer Society, they estimate in 2022 there will be:
- About 268,490 new cases of prostate cancer
- About 34,500 deaths from prostate cancer
About 1 man in 8 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their life.
Sulforaphane is a chemical that inhibits and slows the growth of prostate cancer cells. Sulforaphane, which is abundant in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli sprouts, has been found to be a powerful anti-cancer agent. It has the ability to fight cancer in a variety of ways.
Sulforaphane has been shown to induce antioxidant pathways, cancer cell death (apoptosis), inflammation and angiogenesis inhibition, and carcinogen detoxification in studies published by Livingston et al. (2019). Sulforaphane is a strong supporter of the body’s health.