Broccoli boosts battle against type 2 diabetes
The University of Queensland is seeking participants for clinical trials that will investigate the effects broccoli sprout powder has on type 2 diabetic patients.
Ann Nie Kong, a scholarship student from UQ's School of Human Movement Studies, is studying the relationship between broccoli sprout powder and stress levels in type 2 diabetic patients.
"Sulforaphane is an ingredient derived from broccoli sprouts that has many health benefits, one of which is the reduction of oxidative stress levels," Ms Nie Kong said.
"Oxidative stress is believed to cause a number of diseases, including type 2 diabetes."
Ms Kong and UQ researchers PhD student Christine Houghton, scientific officer Gary Wilson and supervisors ...