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Eat Tomatoes to Fight aganist Liver Cancer

Tomatoes are rich in lycopene which helps in effectively reducing fatty liver disease, inflammation and liver cancer development.

In addition, feeding mice tomato powder increased the richness and diversity of beneficial microbiota and prevented the over-growth of some bacteria related to inflammation, said the study, published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.

Increased consumption of tomatoes might be associated with a decreased threat of liver cancer caused by high-fat diets , a study has found . 

The study , carried out on mice , showed that tomatoes are rich in lycopene a strong anti-oxidant , anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agent which helps in efficiently reducing fatty liver disease , inflammation and liver cancer improvement.

“Consuming whole foods like tomatoes and processed tomatoes from sauces, tomato paste, canned whole tomato products, ketchup and juice, provides the best source of lycopene,” said Xiang-Dong Wang, Professor at Tufts University in the US. 

This could be due to the potential beneficial effects of other nutrients in a whole tomato, such as vitamin E, vitamin C, folate, minerals, phenolic compounds and dietary fibres.

In addition, feeding mice tomato powder increased the richness and diversity of beneficial microbiota and prevented the over-growth of some bacteria related to inflammation, said the study, published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.


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