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Tomatoes and Cancer Prevention

Genetic Variants May Partially Explain Response to Tomato Juice Intake in Men with Prostate Cancer


Nutrition Frontiers Newsletter - Winter 2020, National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Prevention. Feb. 19, 2020.

Tomato product and lycopene intakes are associated with reduced prostate cancer risk. However, changes in plasma or tissue carotenoids in response to tomato product or lycopene intake are heterogeneous, suggesting a possible genetic contribution. To explore whether a set of candidate single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and other factors, are determinants of plasma and prostatic carotenoid concentrations, Moran and colleagues analyzed data ... Read more.


Noninvasive Device to Estimate Fruit, Veggie Intake Can Be Important Research Tool


Baylor College of Medicine's Nutrition and Your Child. 2018

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is important to our health. However, it can be hard to recall our fruit and vegetable intake. In a recent study published in Public Health Nutrition, researchers at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine collaborated with other researchers from across the country to explore whether a new technological device can be used to accurately estimate someone’s fruit and vegetable intake. Read more...


Enzyme that Digests Vitamin A May Regulate Testosterone Levels


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Illinois News Bureau. Dec 6, 2016

An enzyme that converts the dietary carotenoid beta carotene into vitamin A in the body may also regulate testosterone levels and growth of the prostate, a new study found... Read More

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