Broccoli Chemical Can Improve Autism Symptoms

October 14, 2014 2:45 AM

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According to the new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a chemical present in cauliflower, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may help in lowering the symptoms of autism spectrum disorders.

Researchers at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Lurie Center for Autism had given sulforaphane, a phytochemical derived from broccoli, to young male autistic patients and found improvement in social behaviors of two-thirds of these men by the end of the study.

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