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Tomatoes could offer hope to prostate cancer victims
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 9:03 AM on 8th September 2010
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A daily serving of tomatoes could protect against prostate cancer and slow the growth of a tumour in an existing sufferer, research suggests.
A study involving mice bred to be genetically susceptible to cancer showed those fed a daily diet rich in tomato extracts were less likely to fall ill – and survived longer if they did.
The findings, published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, is the latest in a long line of studies looking at whether tomatoes can combat a disease which kills 10,000 men every year in Britain.
There have been conflicting results with some suggesting benefits and some none at all.
In the latest, scientists at the University of Naples studied mice that had been bred to be at risk of prostate cancer.
They compared those fed a normal diet with mice given at least 10 per cent of their food in the form of a powder made from cherry tomatoes.
The tomato-fed mice had lower rates of cancer and survived longer than the others, they said.
But Cancer Research UK urged caution, saying there was ‘no clear evidence that eating any single food influences cancer risk’.