TOMATO PREVENTS PROSTATE CANCER!
EATING TOMATOES COULD REDUCE THE RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER, ACCORDING TO A NEW ENGLISH STUDY.
Men who consume more than 10 servings a week of tomatoes are at about 20% lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
Beef heart, Andean cornea, Marmande, La rossa, Banana Legs, Pink pear, cherry tomatoes, Crimean black, varieties (cultivars) of tomatoes are many, some very old (discover the Conservatory of Tomato, with more of 650 varieties). Originating from the Andes, the tomato is eaten as salty as sweet or plain, cooked or raw, and even in wine (tomato wine Omerto). It has an effect beef in all kitchens and even has its festival in different cities (at the Château de la Bourdaisière between Tours and Amboise, Clapiers, etc.). Beyond the taste aspect, the tomato is full of good things: according to a recent British study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention , men who consume more than 10 servings of tomatoes a week reduce their risk about 20%. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the world.
In France, the number of new estimated cases of prostate cancer in France in 2010 was 71,500. The average age of patients diagnosed in 2005 was 71 years, and with a number of estimated prostate cancer deaths in 2010 to 8,790. 
Prostate cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer death , with fewer than 10,000 deaths a year. The increase in the decline in prostate cancer mortality since 2000 is due to the improvement in the management of this cancer. Cancer experts recommend eating a variety of fruits and vegetables to lower the risk of developing the disease (“Eat 5 fruits and 5 vegetables a day”!).
The Bristol team of researchers analyzed the diets and lifestyles of about 20,000 British men between the ages of 50 and 69. They found that men who consumed more than 10 servings of tomatoes a week, this either fresh tomatoes or tomato juice, have experienced an 18% reduction in the risk of prostate cancer.
Remember that eating five servings of fruits or vegetables a day also has an influence to reduce the risk of 24%. The researchers point out that, “our results suggest that tomatoes can be important in the context of prostate cancer prevention”. “However, further studies need to be conducted to confirm our findings, including through clinical trials on humans”. And, “men still need to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, to maintain a healthy weight and stay active.”
The control properties of tomato against cancer come from lycopene (tetraterpene carotenoid family), an antioxidant that can protect DNA from cell damage. The researchers also examined two other dietary components related to prostate cancer risk: selenium, found in flour-based foods such as bread and pasta, and calcium, in dairy products such as milk and milk. cheese.
Finally, further studies are needed before making concrete recommendations on the specific foods that men should consume to reduce their risk of prostate cancer. Note that the study does not specify whether tomato consumption would be more beneficial.