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Compound from Vegetables Shields Cells from Lethal Radiation Doses

A helping of vegetables might help protect cells from radiation. Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center used a compound derived from cruciferous vegetables - including cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli - to protect rodents from lethal doses of radiation. The compound, known as DIM, has been shown to be helpful in lowering the risk of cancer. The Georgetown study - published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - suggests it may also be beneficial in preventing ...

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