Of all the molecules I’ve studied, sulforaphane and broccoli sprouts are the most promising at preventing and killing cancer (R).
A diet rich in Brassica vegetables decreases the risk of cancer (R, R). Three to five servings per week are sufficient to decrease the risk of cancer by ∼30%–40% (R).
Subjects who consumed at least one portion of cruciferous vegetables per week had a significantly reduced risk of oral cavity, pharynx, esophageal, colorectal, breast, and kidney cancers (R).
The great thing about sulforaphane is that it kills cancer cells, but seems to have very little effect on healthy cells (R).
Sulforaphane treatment reduce DNA damage and mutation rate when cancer-causing chemicals bind DNA (R).
Sulforaphane kills colorectal cancer cells (R), oral squamous cell carcinoma cells (R), breast cancer cells (R), cervical cancer cells, liver cancer cells, prostate cancer cells and leukemia cells (R, R).
SFN inhibits the growth of glioblastoma (R), thyroid (R), prostate (R), mammary (R), tongue (R) and lung cancer (R) in animals.
Broccoli sprouts significantly and dose-dependently inhibited bladder cancer development in rats (R) and UV-radiation-induced skin cancer development in mice (R).
Sulforaphane combats cancer by multiple mechanisms: