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Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) as a Preventive Biomaterial for Cancer

  • Sithara Suresh
  • Mostafa I. Waly
  • Mohammad Shafiur Rahman
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Abstract

Cancer is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. However, proper preventive steps could be one of the options to prevent its occurrence. Currently, vegetables and fruits high in potential functional components are being reported as chemopreventive potential. Broccoli contains a number of functional properties including anticancer activity. Sulforaphane, an active potential component in broccoli and other isothiocyanates, showed evidence to inhibit cancer by interfering with multiple cellular targets and mechanisms. This chapter provides detailed information on its bioactive components and its anticancer properties.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sithara Suresh
    • 1
  • Mostafa I. Waly
    • 1
  • Mohammad Shafiur Rahman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Agricultural and Marine SciencesSultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman

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