Numerous studies have shown that broccoli has a kind of a natural substance that can fight cancer cells. Based on the latest news, experts in the UK have been able to identify and explain how these anticancer interact with genes that responsible for cancer development.
As published in the journal BioMed Central Molecular Cancer newest edition, the experts describe how the anticancer substance called sulforaphane works. In simple terms, a kind of sulforaphane counteract a gene called PTEN. The gene is involved in the formation of prostate cancer cells.
Under normal conditions, PTEN will inhibit cancer development. However, in certain cells, this gene disappeared and might trigger cancer growth. The presence of sulforaphane seem to be able reduce the influence of cells that loss of PTEN and able to prevent the cancer to grow and develop.
This conclusion was obtained after scientists at the Institute of Food Research Norwich Research Park conduct a series of research. Experts using prostate tissue from the body of a man and cancer cells from rats. This finding would be new hope for the creation of a therapy for prostate cancer that attacks around 36 000 men each year.