Effect of 10-day broccoli consumption on inflammatory status of young healthy smokers

Patrizia Riso, Stefano Vendrame, Cristian Del Bo', Daniela Martini, Antonia Martinetti, Ettore Seregni, Francesco Visioli, Marina Parolini, Marisa Porrini

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This study evaluated the effects of 10-day broccoli (250g/day) intake on dietary markers and markers of inflammations in young male smokers. A dietary intervention study with a repeated measures crossover design was conducted. Circulating levels of carotenoids, folate, C-reactive protein (CRP), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 6 (IL-6), interleukin 6 receptor (IL-6sR) and adiponectin were measured. Broccoli intake significantly increased plasma levels of folate (+17%) and lutein (+39%), while no significant effect was observed for TNF-α, IL-6, IL-6sR or adiponectin. Plasma CRP decreased by 48% (post-hoc analysis, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-111
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014



  • Brassica vegetables
  • C-reactive protein
  • Dietary intervention
  • Humans
  • Inflammation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science

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