The Science of Broccoli...and Other Cruciferous Vegetables

Your mother said "eat your vegetables," and she was right. Join us for ​The Science of Broccoli​...and Other Cruciferous Vegetables as we discover how a diet rich in vegetables can help prevent cancer. 

The Science of Broccoli...and Other Cruciferous Vegetables is part of a special webinar series A Science Of... that will explore the science behind food. This session features Dr. Trygve Tollefsbol, professor of Biology at UAB.

The consumption of certain foods, notably vegetables, can contribute significantly to lowering the risk of developing cancer. The cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, and kale, are especially effective in preventing many cancers including breast cancer.

The amount of consumption and their combination with other food components as well as WHEN in life they are consumed can influence how effective cruciferous vegetables are in preventing cancer. This webinar will provide the basics about cruciferous vegetables and cancer prevention as well as the most recent advances in this exciting field.

Dr. Tollefsbol is a professor of Biology and senior scientist in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Center for Health Aging, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, and the Comprehensive Diabetes Center. He is director of the UAB Cell Senescence Culture Facility, which he established in 1999.

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Tuesday, July 13 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Health & Wellness

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Alumni & Donors, Faculty & Staff


Free (registration required)

College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Biology, National Alumni Society
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