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View in Spanish: Diindolilmetano

Diindolylmethane (dy-IN-doh-lil-MEH-thayn)
A substance being studied in the treatment of prostate cancer and in the prevention of cervical cancer. Diindolylmethane is found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, and kale. It is a type of plant indole. Also called DIM.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.