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Broccoli could be key in the fight against osteoarthritis
A compound found in broccoli could be key to preventing or slowing the progress of the most common form of arthritis, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia.
A study has shown that sulforphane, which can be derived from eating glucoraphainin in broccoli, slows down the destruction of cartilage in joints, associated with osteoarthritis. Researcher at UEA are now following up this finding with a small scale trial in humans. They will eat a diet containing Beneforte broccoli, which is higher in glucoraphanin, for two weeks before undergoing surgery. The researchers will then look at whether this dietary intervention affects joint metabolism.