Foods That Fight Cancer

Prevention is always preferable to a cure, and while much of the data are still preliminary, a growing body of evidence suggests that the local green market may be a rich source of anticancer agents. In particular, certain fruits and vegetables seem to have powerful tumor-fighting properties that researchers are just beginning to appreciate--and to study. A sampling of the current crop of findings:

--TOMATOES Scientists have long known that men who eat cooked tomato products such as pasta sauces tend to have lower rates of prostate cancer. Until last week, however, the data were anything but conclusive. A study reported...

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