Vegetables: the best cancer-prevention medicine

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Eat your vegetables

It’s the three magic words every parent says to a child, and every doctor says to a patient. It’s widely recognized as one of the keys to good health, but few people realize that a vegetable-heavy diet can be the most effective form of cancer prevention.

University of Arizona Cancer Center member Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, CSO, is at the forefront of nutrition-related cancer prevention research, and her latest work is being recognized as a major advancement in the field.

Dr. Thomson has been selected as a winner of the 2011 Huddleson Award for her manuscript, « A Systematic Review of Behavioral Interventions to Promote Intake of Fruit and Vegetables, » published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association (now the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics).

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