Eating Tomatoes Proven Reduce Skin Cancer Risk

Daily consumption of tomatoes has been shown to reduce the risk of skin cancer. An experiment on mice shows, cancer risk is reduced by 50 percent thanks to tomato intake.

In a study published in Scientific Reports, scientists gave tomato powder to a group of male rats. The mice were then exposed to ultraviolet light. To increase your healthy you can try wearing gelang kesehatan.

In 35 weeks, observed a decrease in skin cancer by 50 percent compared to groups of mice that did not get tomatoes.

According to scientists, the secret lies in carotenoids, the pigment that gives color to the tomatoes. The pigment protects the skin from exposure to ultraviolet light, one of the leading causes of skin cancer.

But the role of other content in tomatoes is also believed to play a role. Proven in previous studies, scientists found differences when carotenoids were given in the form of whole tomatoes compared with synthesized supplements.

“Tomatoes appear to be more effective in preventing redness due to ultraviolet exposure, which means other contents may also play a role,” said the researcher, Tatiana Oberyszyn as quoted by ScienceDaily.