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The #1 Vegetable That's Shown to Prevent Oral Cancer

The #1 Vegetable That’s Shown to Prevent Oral Cancer

Best Dentist Pasadena CADo you balk at broccoli? You may want to give the vegetable a second look. A new study suggests cruciferous veggies could protect us from oral cancers.

In a new treatment study being called “green chemoprevention”, scientists say they have been successful in protecting mice against oral cancer using sulforaphane extracts made from broccoli sprouts.

The next phase of research will move to human trials in which people will be given oral capsules containing broccoli seed powder. Researchers will monitor the participants to determine if they can tolerate the regimen and whether it has enough of an impact on their oral lining to prevent cancer.

Associate professor Dr Julie Bauman of the University of Pittsburgh said: “People who are cured of head and neck cancer are still at very high risk for a second cancer in their mouth or throat, and, unfortunately, these second cancers are commonly fatal.

“So we’re developing a safe, natural molecule found in cruciferous vegetables to protect the oral lining where these cancers form.”

Researchers say this oral cancer study is extremely promising, as “green chemoprevention” requires less money and fewer resources than a traditional pharmaceutical studies, and could be more easily disseminated around the world to treat oral cancers of the mouth, head, neck, and throat.

Did you know… my hygienists and I at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES do a routine check for oral cancer at every dental cleaning appointment? Routine screenings ensure our patients stay healthy, and smiling beautifully.

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