FOOD & CANCER PREVENTION


Some foods and parts of foods may increase cancer risk or help prevent cancer.

Researchers have studied how these types of food and parts of foods could affect cancer growth:

Plant-based foods. These include naturally-occurring chemicals called phytochemicals:

  • Carotenoids, found in red, orange, yellow, and some dark-green vegetables

  • Polyphenols, found in herbs, spices, vegetables, green tea, apples, and berries

  • Allium compounds, found in chives, garlic, leeks, and onions

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