Study to evaluate impact of broccoli on knee arthritis

This follows a study funded by Arthritis Research UK which found a compound in the cruciferous vegetable, sulforaphane, blocks enzymes causing the destruction of cartilage in joints.

After working with human cartilage cells and demonstrating the effectiveness of sulforaphane in mice, researchers are embarking on a study of patients due to have knee replacement surgery.

“This study is important because it shows how diet might work in osteoarthritis,” the lead researcher, a musculoskeletal biologist said.