BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Husson University researchers have received a big grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate how eating broccoli sprouts could reduce the development of colon cancer.
In a partnership with the University of Michigan, the schools will receive a half million dollars over the next four years to fund the study.
Researchers will feed lab mice varying diets rich in broccoli sprouts.
"The best case scenario is that we are comparing a few different broccoli sprout diets and we hope to see one diet or maybe two diets that maybe would be better to suppressing inflammation and preventing the development of cancer," said Dr. Yanyan Li, from the College of Science and Humanities.
We're told about 60% of the work will be done on Husson's Campus.
The goal after the mice trials is to have enough evidence to move on to humans.