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Dr. Vodovotz Fights Cancer with Black Raspberry Confections

In the war against cancer, there's lots of ways to help your body fight it off.  Broccoli and spinach can help reduce your cancer risk, but if veggies aren't your thing, food scientists have created a candy treat that may help fight some cancers.

“Instead of buying this type of candy that you usually buy, you just buy these [candies] that potentially have these health benefits to them," said Yael Vodovotz, a food scientist at the Ohio State University in Columbus.

The candies are made from black raspberries, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may halt tumor growth. But the berries are seasonal and can be hard to find in stores, so, a berry candy could make the antioxidants more easily available. Read more and watch a video at Inside Science.