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Broccoli slows arthritis, researchers think
研究人員指出:青花菜減緩關節炎

A volunteer collects broccoli at a farm on the outskirts of Olhao, southern Portugal on Dec. 14 last year.
一位志工去年十二月十四日在葡萄牙南部奧爾豪近郊,採收青花菜。

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Photo: AFP

Eating lots of broccoli may slow down and even prevent osteoarthritis, UK researchers believe. The University of East Anglia team is starting human trials following on from successful lab studies.

Tests on cells and mice showed that a broccoli compound blocked a key destructive enzyme that damages cartilage.

They are asking 20 patients to eat a daily dose of broccoli. Our body takes this glucoraphanin compound and turns it into another, called sulforaphane, which appears to protect the joints.

The volunteers will have two weeks on the diet before going under the knife to have their badly arthritic knees repaired by surgeons. Rose Davidson and her team will look at the tissue that has been removed to see what impact, if any, the broccoli has had.

(Liberty Times)

英國研究人員認為,吃大量青花菜或能減緩甚至預防關節炎。東安格利亞大學研究團隊在實驗室研究成功後,現已展開人體實驗。

細胞與老鼠實驗顯示,青花菜複合物可阻斷傷害軟骨的重要破壞性酵素。

他們要求二十名患者每天吃一個劑量的青花菜。我們的身體吸收蘿蔔硫複合物後,會將其轉化成蘿蔔硫素,而蘿蔔硫素似乎可保護關節。

志願者連吃兩週這種飲食後,再接受外科醫師手術,修復他們罹患嚴重關節炎的膝蓋。蘿絲.戴維森與她的團隊將研究移除的細胞組織,觀察青花菜是否帶來影響,若有,則是帶來何種影響。

(自由時報/翻譯:自由時報國際新聞中心)

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. slow down v. phr.

減緩;放輕鬆 (jian2 huan3; fang4 qing1 song1)

例: The doctor has told him to slow down or he’ll have a heart attack.

(醫師告訴他要放輕鬆點,不然會心臟病發。)

2. block v.

阻擋;妨礙 (zu2 dang3; fang2 ai4)

例: A group of politicians blocked the proposal.

(一群政治人物阻撓這項提案。)

3. appear v.

似乎;看起來好像 (si4 hu1; kan4 qi3 lai2 hao3 xiang4)

例: Things aren’t always what they appear to be.

(事情並不總是表面看起來那樣。)


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