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Get to know cruciferous vegetables; they can help prevent cancer, UAB scientist says

| May 21, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

By: Micah Hardge

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Trygve Tollefsbol, Ph.D., professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biology, has spent nearly 20 years researching cancer prevention methods with his team. At the center of their research are the very things many young people avoid: vegetables.

Epigenetics is defined as the research and study of the modifications to DNA or surrounding proteins that affect gene expression without changing the actual DNA sequence. The changes can result in the formation of tumor cells, which can lead to cancer.

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