Tomatoes could protect
against prostate cancer
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Tomatoes could protect men against prostate
cancer, says a new research.
Scientists at the University of Naples suggest that a daily serving of tomatoes
could protect against prostate cancer and slow the growth of a tumour in an
existing sufferer, reports the Daily Mail.
The study involving mice bred to be genetically susceptible to cancer showed
those fed a daily diet rich in tomato extracts were less likely to fall ill -
and survived longer if they did.
The findings are the latest in a long line of studies looking at whether
tomatoes can combat the disease.
There have been conflicting results with some suggesting benefits and some none
In the latest, scientists studied mice that had been bred to be at risk of
The researchers compared those fed a normal diet with mice given at least 10 per
cent of their food in the form of a powder made from cherry tomatoes.
The tomato-fed mice had lower rates of cancer and survived longer than the
others, they said.
The study has been published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.
Courtesy: The Times of India