How veggies protect against cancer

A new research by scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has shown how vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage help reverse or prevent cancers and other aging-related diseases.

`Your mother always told you to eat your vegetables, and she was right,` says co-author Trygve Tollefsbol, a biology professor in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences. `But now we better understand why she was right – compounds in many of these foods suppress gene aberrations that over time cause fatal diseases.`

Epigenetics is the study of the changes in human gene expressions with time, changes that can cause cancer and Alzheimer`s, among other diseases.

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