Eat Your Tomatoes
According to British researchers, tomato consumption may lower the risk of prostate cancer by near 20%! The authors of the study assessed diets & lifestyles of 1,806 prostrate cancer patients between the ages of 50 & 69 years & compared them to 12,005 cancer-free men. They found that men who ate more than 10 servings of tomatoes per week reduced their risk of prostate cancer by 18%. The study authors say they believe this decreased risk may be attributed to the antioxidant lycopene contained in tomatoes. The study was published online in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention & was led by Vanessa Er, PhD, of the School of Social & Community Medicine at the University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom. My advice? Next time you order a beer & burger, make sure you go "heavy" on the tomatoes!