Broccoli extract may lower blood sugar among some with diabetes, study finds

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Nearly 30 million people in the United States have type 2 diabetes. Being overweight or obese increases the chances of developing diabetes. Both obesity and diabetes are linked to cancer.

Findings from a new study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine suggest that sulforaphane, a phytochemical that has shown strong cancer-preventive actions in lab and clinical studies, might also reduce some of the harmful effects of type 2 diabetes in obese adults.

“Sulforaphane is useful not only for cancer prevention but it also demonstrates anti-diabetes and many other activities,” says Jed Fahey, ScD, Director of the Cullman Chemoprotection Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and one of the authors on the study. Read more… “Broccoli extract may lower blood sugar among some with diabetes, study finds”

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    Processed foods, calories and nutrients: Americans’ alarming diet

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    If you’re like the average American, more than half of your diet is filled with processed foods. Many of these foods are full of added sugar and fat and contribute to overweight and obesity. This matters for cancer prevention, because obesity is linked to higher risk, and a healthy diet links to lower risk for many common cancers, as well as other chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

    A study published recently reports alarming results on how much of the super processed foods Americans are eating, and how that affects nutrition, calories and the overall healthfulness of our nation’s diet. Read more… “Processed foods, calories and nutrients: Americans’ alarming diet”

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      Tea links to epigenetic changes among women, study finds

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      Aging, your environment, and certain lifestyle choices, such as what you eat or drink, can modify your DNA, without changing its overall structure. This type of modification is called an epigenetic change, and can turn your genes on or off.

      A new study suggests that drinking tea may lead to epigenetic changes among women. Those changes could play a role in altering risk of certain diseases, including cancer. The study was published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics. Read more… “Tea links to epigenetic changes among women, study finds”

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