Collards and cabbage prevent pulmonary metastasis of mammary cancer in mice. - GreenMedInfo Summary
The effect of diets enriched in cabbage and collards on murine pulmonary metastasis.
Nutr Cancer. 1989;12(2):121-6. PMID: 2710654
Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha 68105-1065.
Feeding mice with diets enriched in dried cruciferous vegetables (cabbage and collards) resulted in a significant decrease in the number of pulmonary metastases after the animals were injected intravenously with mammary tumor cells. No differences in weight gain or calorie consumption were seen between the mice fed the different diets. These results support other evidence that diets high in cruciferous vegetables may be beneficial in cancer prevention.