The study documented that sulforaphane a compound found in broccoli, selectively induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis (cell death) in benign hyperplasia and cancerous prostate epithelial cells, but not in normal cells. This was due to an inhibition of the enzyme deacetylase (HDAC) as well as affecting several other factors.

It is difficult to get high enough amounts of sulforaphane by just eating broccoli, but you can take sulforaphane in capsule form. Sulforaphane has also been found to provide other health benefits, you can read more about that by clicking here.


Clarke JD, Hsu A, Yu Z, Dashwood RH, Ho E. Differential effects of sulforaphane on histone deacetylases, cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in normal prostate cells versus hyperplastic and cancerous prostate cells. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2011 Jul;55(7):999-1009. doi:10.1002/mnfr.201000547. Epub 2011 Mar 4.
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  • Published: 2020-03-28
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