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  • UK: Brussels sprouts 'overdose' hospitalised man at Christmas, report reveals

    12/22/2012 7:30:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/20/12 | BBC
    A man from Ayrshire had to be hospitalised after eating too many Brussels sprouts last Christmas, it has emerged. The traditional Christmas vegetable contain lots of vitamin K which promotes blood clotting. However, this counteracted the effect of anticoagulants the man was taking because he had a mechanical heart. Doctors at the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank eventually realised too many sprouts were to blame.
  • Apologies (vanity)

    04/11/2010 6:18:38 PM PDT · by USALiberty · 30 replies · 785+ views
    Sorry if I got too worked up in that last thread. I just get so angry when I think about a non-American in the Oval Office. I don't want a military coup. I never said I did. I want my COUNTRY BACK!
  • Eating sprouts can help prevent breast cancer, claims study

    10/10/2006 11:50:09 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 13 replies · 484+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 11, 2006 | EMILY COOK
    Brussels sprouts and cabbage could be the latest weapons in the battle against breast cancer, according to new research.Scientists have discovered a chemical in the green vegetables that appears to kill off breast cancer cells when combined with chemotherapy drugs. Previous studies have already suggested a link between eating such vegetables and prevention against cancer. But this is one of the first studies examining how the vegetables can play a role in treating the disease. For the latest research, British scientists studied the effects of the naturally-occuring compound indole-3-carbinol (I3C) on tumour cells in the laboratory. I3C is found in...