Improved research finds lycopene may reduce risk of some prostate cancers.
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 only affect certain lethal prostate cancers.
Enjoy tomato sauce regularly, but don’t use it as a license to eat excess cheeses on pizza or pasta dishes!
Brian R. Bell, MPH
Source: PositiveChoices.com. Used with permission.