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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana have come out with a report suggesting that the prostate cancer-fighting properties of vegetables like broccoli and tomatoes work best when a person eats both, as opposed to just one. This study also suggests that taking supplements is not as effective as eating the foods that contain the compounds.

Tomatoes are believed to help prevent prostate cancer because they contain lycopene, and broccoli contains glucosinolates, also believed to be a cancer-fighter.

The study is scheduled to be published in the December 2004 issue of the Journal of Nutrition.
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