Eating 10 Portions of This Food a Week Reduces Cancer Risk ‘Significantly’

Christina Sarich | Natural Society | Dec, 2014

tomatoes and cancer prevention

It is likely that the standard Western diet and lifestyle are adding to increased prostate cancer risks, as this lifestyle is recognized to fuel overall illness. But there are numerous preventative measures one can take to lower the risk, with one new study finding that eating just one type of food every week can significantly reduce prostate cancer risks.

This is the first study of its kind to develop a dietary index meant to measure dietary components which might reduce prostate cancer. These included foods rich in selenium, calcium, and lycopene, for example. Tomatoes in particular, which are rich in lycopene, a carotenoid that gives fruits and vegetables a vibrant red color, has been shown to improve blood vessel function in cardiovascular disease patients. It is also an effective treatment for high cholesterol. But wait, there’s more. It turns out that it also fights off toxins that can damage DNA and cells, lowering prostate cancer risks.

According to the studies of Vanessa Er, a lead researcher from the University of Bristol in the UK, and her team which included researchers from the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, men who ate over 10 portions of tomatoes and tomato products, such as tomato juice and baked beans, had an 18% reduced risk of developing prostate cancer.

The researchers studied 1,806 men with prostate cancer who were between the ages of 50-69, and compared these with 12,005 men without cancer.

They found that:

“. . . tomatoes may be important in prostate cancer prevention. However, further studies need to be conducted to confirm our READ MORE at: http://naturalsociety.com/eat-tomatoes-lycopene-prevent-prostate-cancer-risk/#sthash.RGU8DLzE.dpuf

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