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Natural Chemical Found in Broccoli Helps Combat Skin Blistering Disease, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Study


8/26/2007 11:57:17 PM

Johns Hopkins scientists have found yet another reason why you should listen to your mother when she tells you to eat your vegetables. Sulforaphane, a chemical present at high levels in a precursor form in broccoli and related veggies (cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, etc.), helps prevent the severe blistering and skin breakage brought on by the rare and potentially fatal genetic disease epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS).


   

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