Today in Research: Spicing Broccoli; Trusting the FDA

Today in research: the depressed don't feel like talking to doctors, furiously spiced broccoli fights cancer, amphetamine sales are rising and musicians hear just fine.

  • Furiously spiced broccoli seems to have cancer prevention potential. A University of Illinois study in pre-publication in the British Journal of Nutrition couldn't be more emphatic about spiced broccoli: "The spicier, the better; that means it's being effective," praised one U of I professor in a press release. The research urges eating three to five servings a week of lightly steamed broccoli that's paired with stuff like horseradish or wasabi. The lead author, Jenna Cramer, prefers broccoli as a pizza topping. [Eurekalert]
  • The depressed don't feel like talking it over with a doctor. 43 percent of participants in a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine said they'd have one or more reasons for not sharing their depression with a doctor. And, as CBS News points to, nearly 25 percent said they didn't feel like talking because they didn't want to be diagnosed with antidepressant medication, citing potential side effects as a reason.[CBS News, LA Times Booster Shots]

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