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Professional FAQs: How does Broccoli reduce the risk of cancer?

Microsoft Start Health Logo By Toni Tran, Whitney Hills, Jasmine Lee, Marcelli F. Chagas, Cintia A. Silva of Microsoft Start Health | Slide 1 of 5: Expert opinion from Toni TranBroccoli is a cruciferous vegetable of the Brassicaceae family. Broccoli is high in vitamin A, folate, vitamin C, vitamin K, and phytochemicals. It's also a good source of potassium and dietary fiber. While high-quality human studies support that food containing dietary fiber decrease the risk of colorectal cancer, the link between cruciferous vegetables and cancer prevention is not well-documented in clinical trials. Lab studies showed that phytochemicals in broccoli might prevent the development and progression of prostate cancer.→ See more questions and expert answers related to Broccoli.→ Love Broccoli? Get nutritional facts, tips from health experts, and moreThis is for information purpose only, and should not be considered as a substitute for medical expertise. These are opinions from an external panel of individual doctors, and not to be considered as opinion of Microsoft. Please seek professional help regarding any health conditions or concerns.

Expert opinion from Toni Tran

Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable of the Brassicaceae family. Broccoli is high in vitamin A, folate, vitamin C, vitamin K, and phytochemicals. It's also a good source of potassium and dietary fiber. While high-quality human studies support that food containing dietary fiber decrease the risk of colorectal cancer, the link between cruciferous vegetables and cancer prevention is not well-documented in clinical trials. Lab studies showed that phytochemicals in broccoli might prevent the development and progression of prostate cancer.

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