Scientists at the University of Naples suggest that a daily serving of tomatoes could protect against prostate cancer and slow the growth of a tumour in an existing sufferer, reports the Daily Mail. The 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 are the latest in a long line of studies looking at whether tomatoes can combat the disease. There have been conflicting results with some suggesting benefits and some none at all.
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