The compound sulforaphane, which is found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, might be a safe and effective treatment for a genetic skin disorder called epidermolysis bullosa simplex, researchers report. They said although further studies are needed before sulforaphane can be tested on such patients, "extracts from broccoli sprouts rich in sulforaphane have already been shown to be safe for use in human skin." Scientists have yet to find a treatment for the disorder.

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