According to a research team at the University of Warwick, a compound found in broccoli could help to reverse the damage caused by diabetes .
The compound, known as sulforaphane, reportedly encourages production of enzymes that protect blood vessels, as well as reducing the high levels of molecules that cause cell damage.
Broccoli is a brassican, a form of vegetable that has long been linked to a decreased risk of heart attack and stroke. The vegetable may also reverse process linked to vascular disease amongst people with diabetes .
The results of the study were published in the journal Diabetes. The lead researcher, Professor Paul Thornalley, reportedly commented: “Our study suggests that compounds such as sulforaphane from broccoli may help counter processes linked to the development of vascular disease in diabetes . In future, it will be important to test if eating a diet rich in brassica vegetables has health benefits for diabetic patients. We expect that it will.”

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