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Evidence of Cancer Prevention by Certain Vegetables

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Kate Wighton (@health_kate) at the Imperial College London reports on research looking into the role of  indole-3-carbinol (I3C) in the prevention of colon cancer. I3C is produced when we digest vegetables from the genus Brassica which includes plants such as broccoli, kale and cabbage.

The research, published by scientists at the college in collaboration with The Francis Crick Institute offers the first concrete evidence that by activating a protein called the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), mice fed on a diet rich in I3C were protected from gut inflammation and colon cancer.

The open access article is published in the Journal Immunity.

H/T: Food in Canada