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Broccoli may help fight against breast cancer

May 7, 2010 12:41:24 AM PDT
A University of Michigan study shows that broccoli could help fight against breast cancer.Researchers say a compound found in the vegetable seems to kill breast cancer stem cells in mice. Those stem cells are what help tumors grow.

This is still early research, and scientists don't know if the compound has the same effect in people. The amount given to the mice would require more broccoli than people can reasonably eat.