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Eating Lycopene-Rich Tomatoes Cuts Risk Of Prostate Cancer

August 27, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
A British study that analyzed the diets of 1,806 men aged 50 to 69 with prostate cancer and 12,000 men who were cancer free found that those who ate 10 portions of tomatoes a week were 18 percent less likely to have the dreaded disease. The researchers believe the benefit comes from ingesting lycopene -- an antioxidant that wards off toxins that damage DNA -- as well as calcium and selenium. They recommended that the findings be confirmed by clinical trials.
V. Er et al., "Adherence to dietary and lifestyle recommendations and prostate cancer risk in the Prostate Testing for Cancer and Treatment (ProtecT) trial. ", Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, August 27, 2014, © American Association for Cancer Research
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