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Like it or not, broccoli is good for you

Like it or not, broccoli is good for you

Turns out our mothers may have been onto something when they told us to eat our vegetables — especially our broccoli.

A compound found naturally in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may reduce some of the harmful effects of Type II diabetes in overweight adults, according to new research by Jed Fahey, a nutritional biochemist and an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a team of researchers in Europe and the United States.

An article on the findings appeared in the journal Science Translational Medicine in June.

Fahey, who is director of the Cullman Chemoprotection Center at the medical school, served as an...

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