Eating tomatoes may help prevent some cancers
A review by the Food and Drug Administration concludes for now that there is little evidence to suggest eating tomatoes and lycopene supplements would reduce risk of many forms of cancers. But the agency also concludes that “very limited evidence” suggests that consumption of tomatoes may reduce risks of prostate, ovarian, gastric and pancreatic cancers.
No Evidence Tomatoes, Lycopene Cut Cancer: FDA
TUESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) – There’s little hard evidence that a diet rich in tomatoes and the tomato antioxidant lycopene can ward off cancer, according to research from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Reporting in the July 10 issue of the Journal of the American Cancer Institute, FDA experts lay out in great detail the evidence – or mostly lack of it – behind their November 2005 statement that tomato consumption is not linked to any reduction risk of tumors of the prostate, ovary, stomach and pancreas.
Same study. Opposite headlines.