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Role of Plants Belong to Cruciferous Family as an Anti-Cancer Agent

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 6)

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Page : 1088-1089

Keywords : Anticancer agent; broccoli; cancer; cruciferous plants; cabbage; cauliflower;

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Introduction: Cancer is still one of the most prime causes of mortality and claims over 6 million deaths worldwide. Scientists are giving their best to confront this disease; however, the sure-shot cure is still awaited. Although there are so many options for the treatment of cancer but they all have certain side effects. Nowadays, scientists are keener to know about the complementary and alternative plant-derived natural medicine for treating cancer with minimum side effects. Various epidemiological studies done by scientist provide evidence that Cruciferous vegetables are rich source of nutrients and phytochemicals that may work symbiotically to help avert the risk of cancer in humans. The present review explores the various studies done in this topic to gather more relevant information and knowledge regarding the subject. Method: Extensive electronic search was done to collect relevant studies from PubMed, Cochrane and EMBASE etc. and then analyzed and summarized here for the benefit of readers interested to do further studies on the anti-cancerous properties of plants belonging to cruciferous family. Result: Several studies have demonstrated the protective and anti-cancerous activities of cruciferous plants and these are highly recommended as a preventive diet especially for breast cancer, stomach cancer and pancreatic cancer.

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