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Research Institute carried out by Tokyo University of Science faculty Members´ was introduced and covered by the New York Times and BBC News.

2009.04.25 Saturday

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Research carried out by Tokyo University of Science faculty members was introduced and covered by the New York Times and BBC News.

A research paper written by Tokyo University of Science faulty members, "Dietary Sulforaphane-Rich Broccoli Sprouts reduce Colonization and Attenuate Gastritis in Helicobacter pylori-Infected Mice and Humans," was featured in an American cancer society journal (Cancer Prevention Research). Its contents were then covered by the New York Times in the United States, as well as by the BBC News in the United Kingdom.
In a joint research with Tsukuba University and Johns Hopkins University in the United States, Professor Akinori Yanaka and Assistant Professor Atsushi Fukumoto of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Tokyo University of Science clarified that a compound known as sulforaphane, which is found in broccoli sprouts, decreases the activity of Helicobacter pylori, which causes gastric cancer, and attenuates gastritis resulting from Helicobacter pylori. The results of this research were featured in the April 2009 issue of Cancer Prevention Research, which is a scholarly journal published by the American Association for Cancer Research. The contents of the research carried out by Professor Yanaka et al. strongly indicate the possibility of preventing gastric cancer through functional foods. This received attention in the United States and Europe, which has a high awareness regarding disease prevention through foods, and was introduced in distinguished, international media such as the New York Times and the BBC.

Paper featured in the American cancer society journal Cancer Prevention Research (link)

Article featured in the New York Times (April 13, 2009) (link)

Article featured in the BBC News (April 6, 2009) (link)

Yanaka Lab Web site
http://www.rs.noda.tus.ac.jp/broccoli/yanaka

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