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Vitamin E and lycopene may provide a preventative measure against prostate cancer

Artificial compounds duplicating lycopene found naturally in tomatoes has been found to slow the growth of human prostate tumors in mice by 50% over 42 days. Lycopene combined with vitamin E, slowed tumor growth by up to 73%. Further research on humans is needed to confirm the benefits of these compounds. Men should ensure their diet contains foods rich in vitamin E and lycopene e.g. tomato products, papayas, pink grapefruit, watermelon, wheat germ, whole grain, mangoes, leafy green vegetables, nuts and olive oil. 21,300 men develop prostate cancer in Britain annually.

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About: Vitamin E and lycopene may provide a preventative measure against prostate cancer

Date: 5 December 2004

Source: News Target Network

URL: http://www.newstarget.com/002658.html

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