A study found that to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 18%, a man needs to eat more than 10 tomatoes a week.
Tomatoes protect men from prostate cancer
British scientists have discovered a new property of tomatoes: it turns out that frequent consumption of tomatoes reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer by almost 20%.
A team of researchers from the universities of Oxford, Bristol and Cambridge conducted a detailed analysis of the diet and lifestyle of 1806 men with prostate cancer, whose age ranged from 50 to 69 years. The obtained indicators were compared with the data taken from 12005 healthy representatives of a strong half of humanity.
The study showed that to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 18%, a man needs to eat more than 10 tomatoes a week. In addition, tomatoes are equally useful in any form: raw, baked, boiled, dried and in the consistency of a paste. According to scientists, reducing the risk of developing cancerous tumors is possible due to the high content of lycopene in tomatoes. It is a powerful antioxidant that actively fights against toxins that provoke dangerous damage to cells and DNA structure.
Despite the fact that scientists have been able to prove the benefits of tomatoes in the fight against the development of prostate cancer, this discovery still requires a lot of additional research involving a much larger number of volunteers. In the meantime, doctors urge men to diversify their diet as much as possible, enriching it with all kinds of berries, fruits and vegetables. Plant food contains a huge amount of beneficial fibers, vitamins and antioxidants that will help protect the body from a host of dangerous diseases and significantly slow down the aging process.