High intake of fruits and vegetables reduce risk of prostate cancer, study shows

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High intake of fruits and vegetables reduce risk of prostate cancer, study shows

Studies show that fruit and vegetables, especially tomatoes, play a special role in prostate health. A large Harvard study showed that men who ate ten or more servings of tomatoes or tomato products per week had a 35 percent reduction in prostate cancer risk, so don't be shy about taking a few extra tomatoes from the salad bar or having a second helping of marinara sauce on your pasta. Tomatoes and all fruits are naturally high in fiber, with complex and intricate mixtures of vitamins and minerals. But the real credit probably goes to lycopene, the red pigment that gives tomatoes their color. It is a cousin of beta-carotene and an even more powerful antioxidant.

Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer, Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

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