University of East Anglia Professors Colin Cooper and Dr Richard Mithen working at the Institute for Food Research have been awarded $1m in funding from the US Prostate Cancer Foundation to study the effects of diet on prostate cancer.
Early work shows that high levels of broccoli consumption may have a significant effect on prevention of prostate cancer.
Professor Richard Mithen said: "The results of this study could help men by providing evidence that diets rich in cruciferous vegetables or sulforaphane can reduce the likelihood of metastatic cancer, leading to the provision of higher quality dietary advice. It will also result in a greater understanding of metabolic and gene expression changes in prostate tissue that may lead to better drug development."
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