-- UK health news 20050520 -- UK health news 20050520: "Tomato a day keeps doc away

Source: The Sun
Date: 20/05/2005
It is reported briefly over a number of publications today that tomatoes may be able to slash the risk of heart attacks and cancer in people. Canadian scientists believe that a key component of tomatoes - lycopene, which is an antioxidant - may also work to regulate gene functions and metabolism, as well as improve communication between cells, hormone and immune responses. The findings were published in the medical journal 'Trends in Food Science & technology'. "