Breast cancer prevention

The study conducted at Rutgers University in New Jersey found that tomatoes can potentially prevent breast cancer.


This study included 70 women over 55 years old. These women were measured hormone levels before and after the increase in the intake of tomatoes over a period of ten weeks. All women were included in the study had a higher risk of breast cancer due to increased weight or close relative of a person who was diagnosed with the disease. Intake of lycopene – the tomato chemical that gives the red color was increased, which consequently increased level of the hormone adiponectin nine percent. The lycopene is thought to help prevent prostate cancer. Experts advise that glass of tomato juice a day containing adequate amounts of lycopene which helps in the prevention of breast cancer.