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Study: Broccoli could help fight cancer, heart disease

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Broccoli is cut on a chopping board in this undated file photo.

Broccoli is cut on a chopping board in this undated file photo. (KABC Photo)

New research backs up the health benefits of eating broccoli.

British scientists tested a group of people who ate three florets of broccoli every day for three months along with their normal food. They discovered that a chemical found solely in broccoli helps maintain the health of the tiny so-called "batteries" that power cells in the human body.

This, it is thought, helps ward off health problems including cancer and heart disease.

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