Sulforaphane Guards Against Age-related Macular Degeneration

Johns Hopkins University Medical School announced that a recent study showed sulforaphane, an anticancer compound found in cruciferous vegetables, has a protective effect on retinal cells in the eye. For this reason it may help in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). a problem which causes vision loss in so many older individuals. Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, cabbage. kale, watercress and others. In cooking, these vegetables should be steamed, but only lightly to preserve sulforaphane. The study reported the compound to be "highly effective" in protecting the retina from photo-oxidation damage (

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