Oral Cancer Attacked by Tomatoes

21 December, 2000

Oral cancer could be added to the list of cancers which could be prevented or treated with an extract of tomatoes. Studies of the association between the consumption of tomato products rich in lycopene and the risk for various cancers have produced encouraging but not conclusive results.

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