Tomatoes linked to lower prostate cancer risk (yet again!!)

Tomatoes linked to lower prostate cancer risk (yet again!!)

Researchers at Oxford, Cambridge and Bristol Universities compared the lifestyles of 1,806 men with prostate cancer to 12,005 men without. All were between ages 50 and 69 (Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention).

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The NIHR-funded study looked at selenium, calcium and tomatoes all found previously to make a positive contribution. An 18% reduction in risk was found where men ate over 10 portions of tomatoes per week. Tomatoes and tomato products (from sauce to baked beans) contain lycopene, which is not only a powerful anti-oxidant but reduces fat levels in the blood stream. Cooked tomatoes are the best source as they more readily release lycopene.



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