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Tomato-rich diet may cut prostate cancer risk

New research has suggested that men who eat more than 10 portions of tomatoes each week benefit lower risk of prostate cancer.

 

British scientists found that those men who consume a variety of tomato products such as fresh tomatoes, tomato juice and baked beans could be protected by 18% reduction in prostate cancer risk.

The Bristol team examined the diets and lifestyles of around 20,000 British men aged between 50 and 69.

The cancer-fighting properties of tomatoes are thought to be due to lycopene, an antioxidant which can protect against DNA and cell damage.

 

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