Broccoli is used for high cholesterol, fibromyalgia, preventing several types of cancer, and other conditions, there is no strong scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness ?
Possibly Effective for
Insufficient Evidence for
- Bladder cancer. There is some evidence that eating 1.75 cups of broccoli or cabbage daily might lower the risk of developing bladder cancer by about 30%.
- Breast cancer. There is some evidence that eating broccoli might modestly reduce younger women's risk of getting breast cancer. However, eating broccoli does not seem to help prevent breast cancer in older (postmenopausal) women.
- Colon cancer, rectal cancer. Some research suggests that eating broccoli might help prevent colorectal cancer.
- Fibromyalgia. Early research shows that taking ascorbigen and broccoli powder by mouth might reduce pain and other symptoms in people with fibromyalgia.
- Stomach cancer. Some research has found that eating broccoli might prevent stomach cancer.
- Prostate cancer. Some research has found that eating more broccoli and related vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage, is linked with a reduced risk of prostate cancer. But other research finds no link. There is some evidence that taking a blend of broccoli powder, turmeric powder, pomegranate whole fruit powder, and green tea extract for 6 months can prevent prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels from rising in men with prostate cancer. PSA levels are measured to monitor how well prostate cancer treatment is working. But it's not yet known if this formula, or broccoli alone, reduces the risk of prostate cancer progression or recurrence.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
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