Tomatoes: also effective against prostate cancer

According to new research, the tomato is also useful in reducing the risk of prostate cancer

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It is always him, his majesty the tomato, to make sparks. This time also against the prostate cancer. Full of lycopene, in fact, this precious vegetable symbol of the Mediterranean diet also acts as a shield against the development of that type of tumor.

Thus, if it serves to keep hypertension and cholesterol at bay, to fill up on vitamin C and antioxidants and to pamper our heart, the tomato is also useful a reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

This is supported by research carried out by the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford and published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Whether raw or cooked, the main ally is the tomato lycopene, a powerful antioxidant capable of protecting the body from cell damage.

OUR OFFICE Researchers monitored the diet and lifestyle of 20 British men between the ages of 50 and 69 and found that those who consume 10 or more servings of tomato in a week were 18% less likely to get sick. prostate cancer compared to those who consume lower amounts.

“Our results - says Vanessa Er of the University of Bristol - suggest that tomatoes may be important in the prevention of prostate cancer. However, further studies need to be conducted to confirm our results ”.

Go ahead, then, to the tomato in all its variations in the kitchen! One more reason to try the DIY tomato sauce following our instructions.

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