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How to reduce risk of Bladder Cancer by 36%.
14 April, 2008, 14: 04
Filed under: Cancer, health, Wasabi

Bladder Cancer Protection linked to ITC’s in vegetables

New research published on 1st April 2008[1] states than an increased intake of cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and wasabi) may reduce the risk of bladder cancer by 36%.

This reduction is linked to “the role of dietary isothiocyanates acting as chemopreventative agents against bladder cancer,” wrote lead author Li Tang from Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York.

This research builds on a previous study[2] that also demonstrated this link.

Over the years there have been numerous studies that show high consumption of cruciferous vegetables result in less lung, colon, breast and ovarian cancers being reported or detected.

Even more interesting was an observation that current and heavy smokers obtained a 54% and 40% reduction respectively, when they consumed raw cruciferous vegetables regularly.

These studies explain the anecdotal evidence of Japan having the highest rate of smoking and the lowest rate of lung cancer in the world. The Japanese consume very large quantities of cruciferous vegetables including wasabi on a daily basis.

Wasabi (Wasabia japonica) has been found to have the highest concentration of Isothiocyanates (ITC’s) of any vegetable tested. It is 40 times more powerful than Broccoli (for example) and you therefore need to eat less of it to get the benefits.

A New Zealand company has been providing this high ITC level 100% Pure Wasabia japonica powder to a limited number of Nutraceutical companies for years in the form of Freeze dried powder. This powder contains all the ITC’s in a natural form that are easily taken up by the body.

Freeze-drying and careful handling of the Wasabi rhizome ensures that nothing is lost in the processing. If heat is used in the processing then most of the ITC’s are driven off and all you keep is some of the flavour. That is why it is necessary to ensure that only Wasabi specifically grown and processed for Nutraceutical use should be taken.

For those of you who want to reduce their risk of getting Bladder Cancer we recommend that you purchase some Sawa® Bladder Cancer Fighter capsules. These capsules contain Freeze dried 100% Pure Wasabia japonica powder with no additives of any kind. Each batch is carefully analysed by independent companies to ensure that only the highest ITC level is used for these Sawa® Bladder Cancer Fighter capsules.

Using a concentrated form of ITC’s either as a preventive or to help clean up any new Bladder Cancer forming while undergoing medical treatment could help you.

These capsules can be found at http://www.bladdercancerfighter.com

Buy some now and reduce your risk of getting Bladder Cancer.


[1] Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention 1st April 2008, Volume 17, Pages 938-944, doi:10.1158/1055-9965 EPI-07-2502 “Consumption of Raw Cruciferous Vegetables is Inversely Associated with Bladder Cancer Risk”.

[2] International Journal of Cancer Vol. 120, pp 2208-2213.


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thank you for the good info

Comment by Rachael

Really pleased that you found it of use. It goes to show that what my Gran always told me that “You are what you eat” is true. The interesting thing is that in 1994 there was a paper published that showed exactly the same thing. Makes you wonder why these Scientists and Researchers just repeat old work instead of thinking for themselves. Shouldn’t really moan I suppose, at least the “old knowledge” is being recycled.🙂

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