Studies Back Watercress Cancer-Fighting Claims

Posted On: Tuesday August 28th, 2012 Author: Dieter Lloyd Comments: 0

A study reported in the current Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that a compound contained in watercress – phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) – inhibited the spread of breast cancer in mice. It coincides with a study in the London-based BMC Medicine, which found PEITC effective in combating a type of breast cancer cell called HER2, while a study published in Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology shows that the phtonutrient indole-3-carbinol, also found in cruciferous vegetables, has a similar ability to hinder the proliferation of certain breast cancer cells.

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