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The Natural Cancer-Fighting Power of Tomatoes and Broccoli

Considering many conventional prostate cancer treatments may be unnecessary and harmful to a man"s health, there"s more confirmation about a natural and completely healthy whole food treatment that doesn"t involve a toxic drug or dangerous procedure: Eating broccoli and tomatoes together, according to a new study.

Researchers at the University of Illinois fed a group of rats, implanted with prostate cancer cells, a diet containing either a combination of 10 percent broccoli and 10 percent tomato powders, one powder or the other, a lycopene supplement or finasteride (a drug used by patients with large prostates), while a fifth control group was castrated.

A little over five months later, rats treated with a combination of both tomato and broccoli powders fared the best in reducing prostate tumors. By the way, the only prostate cancer treatment close to as effective as these whole foods eaten together among those tested by researchers was castration.

Still, it"s very important to realize, despite the good news, no food or vegetable is ideal for everyone. One of the best things you can do to honor your body, among many to virtually eliminate your cancer risks, remains eating the best foods for your unique nutritional type.

Cancer Research January 9, 2007 Full Full Text PDF

Yahoo News January 16, 2007