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Broccoli can prevent clogged arteries

September 7, 2009 3:34:55 PM PDT
A new British study suggests that a chemical found in broccoli and other green leafy vegetables can help protect arteries from getting clogged.Researchers at Imperial College London conducted their study on mice.

According to Reuters, the scientists found that a naturally occurring compound, known as sulforaphane, which is found in broccoli and green leafy vegetables, can help trigger a protective protein which is otherwise inactive in parts of the arteries vulnerable to clogging.

Clogging of the arteries can cause heart attacks.

The findings are published in the journal Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

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