New findings by researchers at the University of Missouri suggest that dried tomatoes show a potential for preventing prostate cancer. In some cases, dried tomato product prolonged life by eleven weeks.
“Processing of many edible plants through heating, grinding, mixing or drying dramatically increases their nutrition value, including their cancer prevention potential,” said Valeri V. Mossine, Ph.D., research assistant professor of biochemistry at the University of Missouri.
Mossine and colleagues found that FruHis, an organic carbohydrate found in dehydrated tomato products, provides a strong protective effect. During the research, a control diet and a tomato-based diet were set in place. After the test was completed, three times as many tumors were found in those not given the extract of Fruhis in their diet.
Mossine “evaluated the anti-cancer properties of FruHis and 14 other D-fructose amino acids and found that FruHis in a concentrated form protected against DNA damage known to lead to prostate cancer,” says the American Association for Cancer Research. This can be a good solution for prostate cancer patients.
Mossine urged not to draw conclusions from such a preliminary test but said “the result may introduce an additional intrigue into an ongoing dispute over the beneficial effects of dietary lycopene and tomato products in lowering the risk of prostate cancer. Human trials are certainly warranted.”
Source: Science Daily