Published: 29 Apr 2015 | Last Updated: 29 Apr 2015 14:22:28

A synthetic and stable form of a chemical found in broccoli could be used as a potential treatment for osteoarthritis after positive results from a study at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London.

Recent research has found that eating cruciferous vegetables such as sprouts, cabbage and especially broccoli, can ease the symptoms of the chronic joint condition. This is because of a compound called sulforaphane which is released from the vegetable matter upon digestion. Tests have shown that the substance blocks certain enzymes that destroy the joint cartilage and also processes that cause the inflammation associated with osteoarthritis.

http://www.rvc.ac.uk/news-and-events/press-office/synthetic-version-of-broccoli-compound-is-potential-treatment-for-osteoarthritis

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