Compound in broccoli could boost immune system, says new study

A compound found in broccoli and related vegetables may help boost the immune system, according to a new UC-Berkeley-led study. Researchers found that mice fed mice a solution of the compound, 3,3'-diindolylmethane, had increased blood levels of cytokines -- proteins which help regulate the cells of the immune system -- and were better able to clear reoviruses from their intestines.

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