Tomato Sauce and Prostate Cancer

Researchers following 50,000 men for 23 years found those who consumed the most lycopene had a 28% lower risk of lethal prostate cancer. This study improves on previous research: it took into account that lycopene is more easily absorbed from cooked rather than raw tomatoes, it measured lycopene intake more regularly and showed lycopene may…

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Mother Nature Still Knows Best: Whole Tomatoes Yield More Carotenoids

A significant amount of research substantiates the benefits of tomato products in lowering the risk of colon and prostate cancers. This is thought to occur because of tomatoes' high carotenoid content, specifically lycopene and beta-carotene. Tomato paste has been recommended over whole fresh tomatoes because of the concentration of the protective carotenoids. Yet, the peels…

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