Volume 13, Number 11 February 3, 2006

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Heart-smart veggie

A U of S research team says if mothers eat broccoli sprouts during pregnancy, the children may gain life-long protection against cardiovascular disease.

The researchers, led by Bernhard Juurlink, found in testing on pregnant rats that not only did the broccoli sprouts improve the mothers’ health, they also seem to improve the health of their offspring into adulthood – even if the babies never tasted a sprout.

The study is a follow-up to the team’s 2004 research that found broccoli sprouts fed to hypertensive rats lowered their blood pressure.


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