Eating Broccoli Sprouts While Pregnant May Help Prevent Breast Cancer in Child Decades Later, Mouse Study Shows

Eating Broccoli Sprouts While Pregnant May Help Prevent Breast Cancer in Child Decades Later, Mouse Study Shows
Eating a diet rich in broccoli sprouts during pregnancy may help prevent breast cancer later in the child's life — a preventive measure that may be even more effective than the child’s own consumption of broccoli sprouts, a recent mouse study suggests. The study, “Temporal Efficacy of a Sulforaphane-Based Broccoli Sprout Diet in Prevention of Breast Cancer through Modulation of Epigenetic Mechanisms,” was published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. Increasing evidence suggests that eating more fruits and vegetables may help reduce the risk of breast cancer. The potential anti-cancer benefits of cruciferous vegetables — including broccoli and cauliflower — and their derived compounds, such as sulforaphane, have been reported in preclinical and clinical studies. Sulforaphane (SFN), the most abundant compound in broccoli sprouts, was shown to induce reactivation of tumor suppressor genes and block tumor-promoting genes through epigenetic changes in human breast cancer cells. Epigenetic regulation consists of the addition of molecules to genes that influence their activity without changing their DNA sequence. Consuming broccoli sprouts or SFN during pregnancy was reported to potentially prevent different types of human diseases in offspring, suggesting that the pre
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