Research News: Tomatoes & Soy A Cancer-Fighting Combo

University of Illinois researchers studied mice genetically engineered to be predisposed to prostate cancer. The mice were fed one of four diets: 10 percent whole tomato powder, two percent soy germ, soy and tomato, or neither. At the end of the study, prostate cancer showed up in 45 percent of the soy-and-tomato mice, 61 percent of the tomato group, 66 percent of the soy group, and 100 percent of the mice that got neither.