Eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer, research suggests. Men who consume more than 10 portions of tomatoes each week reduce their risk by about 20%, according to a UK study. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide, with 35,000 new cases and around 10,000 deaths in the UK every year.


Cancer experts recommend eating a balanced diet which is high in fruit and vegetables and low in red and processed meat, fat and salt.


The Bristol team analysed the diets and lifestyles of around 20,000 British men aged between 50 and 69. They found men who consumed more than 10 portions of tomatoes each week - such as fresh tomatoes, and tomato juice - saw an 18% reduction in prostate cancer risk.


Eating the recommended five servings of fruit or vegetables or more a day was also found to decrease risk by 24%, compared with men who ate two-and-a-half servings or less.



prevention:名詞,預防。例句:The organization is committed to AIDS prevention and education.(該組織致力於愛滋病防治和教育。)

consume:動詞,吃喝。例句:He consumes vast quantities of chips with every meal.(他每餐都要吃大量薯條。)

serving:名詞,(食物)一份。例句:The quantities given in the recipe should be enough for four servings.(食譜上寫的份量應該夠4人份。)



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