Cruciferous vegetables and colo-rectal cancer

@article{Lynn2006CruciferousVA,
  title={Cruciferous vegetables and colo-rectal cancer},
  author={Anthony Lynn and Andrew Richard Collins and Zo{\"e} Fuller and Kevin Peter Hillman and Brian Ratcliffe},
  journal={Proceedings of the Nutrition Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={65},
  pages={135 - 144}
}
Cruciferous vegetables have been studied extensively for their chemoprotective effects. Although they contain many bioactive compounds, the anti-carcinogenic actions of cruciferous vegetables are commonly attributed to their content of glucosinolates. Glucosinolates are relatively biologically inert but can be hydrolysed to a range of bioactive compounds such as isothiocyanates (ITC) and indoles by the plant-based enzyme myrosinase, or less efficiently by the colonic microflora. A number of… Expand
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