The link between cruciferous vegetables and cutting cancer risk

Can veggies cut the risk of liver cancer?

Researchers tracked roughly 485,400 people who were aged 50 to 71 when they entered the study in 1995. After roughly 16 years, those who ate the most vegetables (they averaged 3½ cups a day) had a 28 percent lower risk of liver cancer than those who ate the least (1 cup a day). The link was largely driven by lettuce and cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts.

What to do

Go for the veggies. This study can’t prove that they prevent liver cancer. (Something else about people who eat more vegetables may explain their lower risk.) But they’re also linked to a lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, memory loss, and bone fracture.