Shireen Chan, The Conversation
Sulforaphane, a broccoli compound, has been shown to slow arthritis progress by blocking an enzyme that causes inflammation and damages cartilage in joints.
Researchers from the University of East Anglia are conducting a small-scale human trial of 40 patients by giving them a ‘super broccoli’ – high in sulforaphane – to eat for two weeks before their knee-replacement surgery.
After the surgery, the researchers will look at whether the compound can be detected in the replaced joints. If it can, a diet of broccoli could ensure joint health.
Shireen Chan, Editor, The Conversation