UK scientists develop Broccoli pill to fight cancer

North Gazette News/London
UK scientists have developed a broccoli pill that can reduce the chances of cancer disease by slowing its growth and halts its progress in body.

As per reports, the new broccoli pill can also fight cancer, a study by the scientists of UK-based drug company Evgen claimed.

Evgen’s Chief Executive officer Dr Stephen Franklin told media that a research conducted by the scientists had found anti-cancer and neuro-protective qualities of broccoli. “Sulforaphane, a natural compound found in broccoli which is highly unstable and can fight and reduce the risk cancer,” Franklin said, adding that the compound is also found in other vegetables.

Evgen official said that the company had developed a technology, Sulforadex that can unlock Sulfroaphane from broccoli for the first time. “Through patented and stabilised version the broccoli compound can easily be converted into pill or capsule,” he said.

He added that the company plans to raise upto 20 million pounds by floating it on stock exchange to fund studies with 50 breast cancer patients in Manchester, 90 brain haemorrhage patients in Southampton and prostate cancer patients in US.

Sulforaphane compound is usually found in brassica family vegetables that include brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage but is found in high quantity in broccoli.