Fruits and vegetable reduce bladder cancer

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In a research it is explained that fruits and vegetables have been extensively studied for their possible effects on the risk of cancer, including bladder cancer. Fruits and vegetables contain several nutrients, phytochemicals, as well as antioxidants which potentially protect from cancer.

At buffets, not everyone rushes to grab Brussels spouts, cauliflower and turnips. That could change since researchers at the Maryland Anderson Cancer Center report that cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale, collards, radish and watercress may offer protection against bladder cancer.

Investigators theorize that a compound called isothiocyanates (ITC) in these crunchy veggies activate detoxifying enzymes that prevent cancer formation.

What is bladder cancer?

This type of cancer forms in the tissues of the bladder. The bladder is the organ that stores urine.

The majority of bladder cancers start in the cells that make up the inner lining of the bladder – transitional cell carcinomas.

Adenocarcinoma starts in the…

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