UA Professor Advocates Eating Well Now to Fend Off Medications Later
The most effective cancer prevention therapy can't be found in a miracle pill or through an expensive series of medical procedures.
Cynthia Thomson, professor of public health and director of the Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, says the best treatment can be found in the produce section of your local supermarket.
"Many of the compounds and bioactive chemicals that occur naturally in vegetables and fruit act to protect us against cancer," Thomson said. "Many of the medicines we use to treat people are derived from these foods."
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