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Posted on 03 November 2008 by

Purple Tomatoes May Fight Cancer

By Michelle Fabio

Scientists in England have created a tomato that they say may be even more healthy than the traditional red variety.

By injecting genes from the snapdragon flower, including the all-important antioxidant pigment called anthocyanin, researchers at the John Innes Centre, Norwich have created purple tomatoes that research suggests provide more health benefits than red tomatoes.

Along with giving snapdragons, blackberries, and cranberries their rich colors, anthocyanin is also believed to inhibit cancer cell growth, help eyesight, and fight cardiovascular, age-related degenerative diseases, diabetes, and obesity.

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Posted on 25 July 2008 by

Tomato-Based Sunscreen Coming to Beaches Near You

By Michelle Fabio

Protecting your skin from sun damage may get a little easier thanks to a new extract from our favorite fruit, the tomato.

LycoRed, a company that specializes in the development and production of plant extracts, has zeroed in on oleoresin from LycoRed’s specially-bred tomatoes.

Studies have shown that this tomato extract works to defeat free radicals and block harmful UV radiation from reaching the skin, potentially lowering risks of skin cancer as well as premature aging.

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Posted on 04 June 2008 by

Another Victory for Tomatoes and Lycopene?

By Vanessa Richins

New research from the universities of Manchester and Newcastle suggests there may be a new title to be awarded to tomatoes: Wrinkle and Skin Cancer Fighter.

In their study, subjects were given 5 tablespoons of tomato paste daily, along with 10 grams of olive oil. The control group was only given the olive oil. At the finish of the three month study, researchers took skin samples from the volunteers.

The results showed that the tomato eating group had developed 33% more protection from UV rays than the control group. They also had more procollagen, which creates skin structure and Read the rest of this entry »


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