Broccoli 'helps lower the risk of liver cancer'

Broccoli has added to its 'superfood' credentials after new research showed it can protect against liver cancer.

The vegetable has soared in popularity in recent years after scientists showed that eating it three to five times per week can lower the risk of many types of cancer including breast, prostate, and colon cancers.

Now a new study reports that including broccoli in the diet may also protect against liver cancer. And broccoli may also help counter the development of fatty liver or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which can cause malfunction of the liver and lead to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a liver cancer with a high mortality rate.

Professor Elizabeth Jeffery, of Illinois University in the United States, said: 'The normal story about broccoli and health is that it can protect against a number of different cancers. But nobody had looked at liver cancer.

Source  - Daily Mail