Diabetes sufferers could benefit from eating broccoli,
new research has found.
The BBC reports that scientists at the University of
Warwick have shown the vegetable can help problems
caused by high blood sugar.
Broccoli contains sulforaphane, which was tested on
damaged blood vessels and found to reduce the effects of
According to Professor Paul Thornalley, lead researcher
on the project, the study "suggests that compounds such
as sulforaphane from broccoli may help counter processes
linked to the development of vascular disease in
He added that he expects future tests to show that
eating such vegetables would have health benefits for
those already suffering from the disease.
A spokesman for Diabetes UK told the news source that
the research adds scientific credibility to the argument
that "broccoli is good for you".
The charity is the UK's largest organisation for
diabetes sufferers and currently has over 170,000