Diet can be an important factor in cutting the chance one has of developing cancer and Alzheimer's disease during retirement living. A new study has emphasized that fact, as researchers have recently found that some vegetables, such as broccoli and cabbage, may help prevent or even reverse these chronic conditions.
"Your mother always told you to eat your vegetables, and she was right," said study co-author Dr.
Trygve Tollefsbol. "But now we better understand why she was right - compounds in many of these foods suppress gene aberrations that over time cause fatal diseases."
These foods are part of an epigenetics diet, which can help prevent the harmful change of genes over time. Soybeans, cauliflower, green tea and grapes were also found to be effective against battling diseases.
Researchers discovered that drinking three cups of green tea may help one's fight against breast cancer, while a daily cup of broccoli sprouts can reduce the risk of many other conditions.
Approximately 7.2 to 7.5 million people around the world die from cancer each year, according to NanoMedicineCenter.com. In the United States, it is the second leading cause of death after heart disease.