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Tomato-Rich Diet Reduces Risk Of Breast Cancer In Post-Menopausal Women

December 18, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
U.S. researchers who conducted a longitudinal cross-over study examining the effects of diet on 70 postmenopausal women found that a tomato-rich diet may help protect against breast cancer. A diet rich in tomatoes had a larger impact on the levels of hormones that regulate fat and sugar metabolism in women who maintained a healthy weight, the researchers said. Breast cancer risk rises in postmenopausal women as their body mass index climbs. With the tomato-rich diet, participants' levels of the hormone adiponectin climbed nine percent.
Adana Llanos et al., "Effects of Tomato and Soy on Serum Adipokine Concentrations in Postmenopausal Women at Increased Breast Cancer Risk", Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, December 18, 2013, © The Endocrine Society
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