Prevention goes skin deep...

Scientific discoveries and ongoing research

If you're following the Prevention Program, you could be lowering your risk of skin cancer at every meal. That's the implication of an Australian study comparing the diets of 88 patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer and 88 controls. Researchers found the skin-cancer-free Aussies ate significantly more fish; beans, peas and lentils; and vegetables rich in beta-carotene or vitamin C, especially carrots, pumpkin, cabbage, brussels sprouts and broccoli (Nutrition and Cancer, volume 18, number 3). And it turns out every one of these foods wears a Prevention Program "best choice" label, meaning they are foods Prevention Programmers are already choosing as often as they can.

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By Holly McCord, R.D., with Teresa A. Yeykal

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