Posts Categorized: Chronic Disease

“Indirect Antioxidant” Defined

Over the years many people have asked what we mean when we call sulforaphane an “indirect antioxidant”.  We have just posted a FAQ entry that we hope helps to answer that question.  Here is our answer: Q:  You and others frequently call sulforaphane an indirect antioxidant.  What does that mean? A:  Oxidative stress is thought to be… Read more »

New Reata Scholar Joins the Chemoprotection Center

We welcome Dr. Sharadha Dayalan Naidu, who recently received her PhD from the University of Dundee in Scotland. Sharadha arrived in Baltimore in late March to assume her position in what we anticipate will be an ongoing relationship with a US-based pharmaceutical company which is developing activators of the cytoprotective (Nrf2) pathway that we have worked on for… Read more »

The Bioavailability of Nutritional Supplements Rich in Sulforaphane

We have a new paper that was just published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.  In it we discuss the fact that sulforaphane (SF) from broccoli sprouts must be stabilized for use in nutritional supplements.   We present data on person-to-person variation in bioavailability, and we give examples of good availability of a… Read more »

Release of new Webinar and Podcast on Isothiocyanates, Nrf2, Moringa & Sulforaphane Supplementation

Jed Fahey, Sc.D. on Isothiocyanates, the Nrf2 Pathway, Moringa & Sulforaphane Supplementation Released Jan 06, 2017 Preview YouTube video Jed Fahey, Sc.D. on Isothiocyanates, the Nrf2 Pathway, Moringa & Sulforaphane Supplementation Watch the Webinar or Listen to the Podcast  (available via FoundMyFitness.com on iTunes and Sticher)

Follow-up on the webinar/podcast with new FAQ page on this website

In response to the many questions we’ve received as follow-up to Dr. Fahey’s interview with Rhonda Patrick (FoundMyFitness.com), we have added a page with FAQs to this website, that we hope will answer some of the more commonly asked questions.  At the moment, the volume of questions coming in from this website, Twitter and Facebook is… Read more »

Chemoprotection Center’s work on Moringa featured

The Chemoprotection Center was featured in an article about Moringa, in the Johns Hopkins Magazine (The Hub).  Their work on Moringa and the concept of “superfoods” are discussed.  Dr. Fahey is quoted as saying, “Those who could benefit most from its use are in the poorer regions of the dryland tropics where it’s actually grown, …. Read more »

An update on links between obesity and cancer

Diet and Cancer: Yet Another Connection Incidence of obesity has reached an all-time high in the United States and continues to rise. In addition to the well known dangers of obesity—hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol—obesity changes the body on the molecular level. These changes place overweight and obese people at an increased risk for a… Read more »

Will Progeria respond to phytochemicals like sulforaphane?

We recently received a small grant from the Progeria Research Foundation to study Progeria (Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome), which is a devastating inherited disease.  The disease is genetic in that it is caused by a mutation(s) that was identified in the early 1990s by the [now] director of the NIH.  However, there is hope that certain… Read more »

Press Coverage on China Study

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Our recent study has been mentioned in the press this week: In The Wall Street Journal‘s How Eating Broccoli Can Help Your Body Cope with Air Pollution, Te-Ping Chen explains: According to a study published this week by the journal Cancer Prevention Research, an experiment conducted in eastern China’s Jiangsu province found that feeding villagers beverages concocted from broccoli… Read more »