Sunday, October 31, 2004

'Tomato treatment' slows cancer

An artificial version of the pigment that gives tomatoes their colouring is being tested on prostate cancer patients after promising animal trials.

Researchers at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, Holland, had found synthetic lycopene slowed the growth of human prostate tumours in mice.

Lycopene has already been linked with a reducing the risk of prostate cancer.

Source BBC News


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