Broccoli could prevent cartilage damage, arthritis

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Researchers say eating broccoli could help prevent the most common form of arthritis.

Experts say a component in the vegetable appears to slow the break down of cartilage in the joints associated with osteoarthritis.

The study found mice that ate a lot of broccoli had significantly less cartilage damage than those who ate smaller amounts.

There were similar results in cow and human cartilage.

Scientists are now planning a clinical trial for patients who are awaiting knee replacement surgery.