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Broccoli compound may improve autism symptoms
Broccoli compound may improve autism symptoms (October 16, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Baltimore - A chemical found in broccoli may help improve autism symptoms, according to a report published in PNAS. Researchers studied 44 men between 13 and 27 years of age. All participants were diagnosed with moderate to severe autism spectrum disorder. Participantsn were randomized to either a daily dose of sulforaphane--a compound found in broccoli sprouts and other vegetables--or placebo for 18 weeks. Results of behaviour and social interaction tests showed that the sulforaphane scored much higher than those receiving placebo. These findings were confirmed by the family.
 
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