~ You Say Tomato, They Say Cancer Fighter

Men with a certain gene may be able to control their risk of developing prostate cancer by changing their diet and adding more tomatoes, according to a study by a Hub researcher.

Tomatoes contain a pigment called lycopene and previous research has found that eating tomatoes cuts the risk of prostate cancer.

The new study looked at 1,000 men, and a quarter of them had the gene called MnSOD AA.

The recent study found that for men with the gene, greater levels of selenium, vitamin E and tomato pigment lycopene significantly reduced the risk for prostate cancer. Selenium is an antioxidant nutrient.

Men carrying the MnSOD AA gene are more prone to prostate cancer if their antioxidant levels are low, the study found.

The findings will be published in today's (16 Mar 2005) Cancer Research journal.


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