Study finds adding tomatoes in women’s diets may help with breast cancer prevention

Posted on: 1:56 pm, December 20, 2013, by and

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Older women’s risk of breast cancer rises along with body mass index.

But a new study finds eating tomatoes may help protect them from the disease.

researchers say Lycopene and other nutrients contained in tomatoes appear to boost the hormone that regulates blood sugar and fat levels.

Postmenopausal women who consumed at least 25 milligrams of Lycopene a day for an extended time had nine percent rise in this hormone called Adiponectin.

A tomato-rich diet had the largest impact on women who maintained a healthy weight.

Experts say regular consumption of the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables would help with breast cancer prevention for at-risk women.