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Did anyone see the Channel Four programme last night called Superfoods - The Real Story? In a nutshell, it told of chemicals contained in Broccoli that reduce/supress and can even kill off cancerous tumours. The programme featured a man who has/had prostate cancer, which even after chemo and radiotherapy, kept returning. His consultant asked him to consume one bowl of broccoli soup every day. The man did this. After more scans, his tumour first shrunk smaller and then disappeared!!! It seemed unlikely, but the scans showed this.
Got me thinking that maybe mice could be fed a very small raw piece of broccoli daily so as not to cause any bowel upset which could be beneficial? But before everyone rushed to feed broccoli to their meeces, I would suggest not overdoing it as too much fresh foods can upset their bowel/gut, so if your mice are not used to eating their greens, I would start with a very tiny piece and work up from that. Some mice may not even like broccoli so I suppose some may now eat it when offered. Hamsters love it and I make sure Chubs my Russian dwarf gets a fingernail sized piece every few days as hamsters can also suffer from tumours in old age.
The compound found in broccoli is far higher than in brussel sprouts, cauliflower or kale. x