A new study, done with mice at the university of Ohio, has found a correlation between tomato consumption and tumor growth. The study involved feeding a group of mice a diet rich in tomato for 35 weeks before exposing them to UV light. There was a significant reduction in tumors among the male mice. The scientists believe it may be due to the pigments in tomato, such as lycopene, being introduced into the body. However, the female mice had no difference. The study sheds light on the possibility that sex may play a role in finding ways to prevent the onset of some cancers.
- It is theorized that the same compounds that give tomatoes their protection from the sun can do the same for skin.
- males and females are different when it comes to effective treatments to protection skin from the sun.
- Could skin protection come from as little as making 10% of your diet being dried tomatoes.
“Foods are not drugs, but they can possibly, over the lifetime of consumption, alter the development of certain diseases.”
Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170713153023.htm