Kale is commonly used to prevent cancer and heart disease. It is also used for other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support the use of kale for any condition.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Bladder cancer: There is some evidence that people who eat large amounts of kale and related vegetables have a lower risk of developing bladder cancer.
- Breast cancer: Some early research suggests that eating kale and related vegetables is linked with a slight increase in the risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women. However, eating kale and related vegetables is not linked with a higher risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
- An eye disease that leads to vision loss in older adults (age-related macular degeneration or AMD).
- Heart disease.
- Crohn disease.
- High cholesterol.
- Symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes.
- A type of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis).
- Wound healing.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
We currently have no information for KALE overview.
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