Broccoli may be your arthritis-fighting friend
August 28th, 2013
12:30 PM ET
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Even if you're not a fan of broccoli, your joints may be.

Nutritionists have rhapsodized about the various benefits of broccoli — the cruciferous vegetable is stuffed with vitamins A, B, K, C, as well as nutrients such as potassium, zinc and fiber — and arthritis sufferers may soon join them.

Along with its cousins Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage, broccoli contains sulfur compounds that can filter out carcinogens that promote tumor growth.

The latest study, published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, shows that those substances may also battle inflammation, which is at the root of osteoarthritis, a painful, degenerative joint disease in which cartilage that normally protects joints starts to wear away under the influence of the inflammatory factors.

For the estimated 12.4 million people affected by arthritis in the United States, these results are certainly welcome news.

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  1. susanbb

    There is a herbal prescription that cure arthritis and rheumatism here. I don't think broccoli would be my arthritis-friend. Best of all, I just need to apply it to the affected area, and don't have to take any medicine.

    April 5, 2014 at 9:20 am |
  2. Arthur in the Garden!


    August 28, 2013 at 1:53 pm |
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