Foods for Health — July 14, 2017

Metabolomics study builds on link between tomatoes, skin cancer protection

Because of the pigments they contain, tomatoes might offer a dietary means to reduce the risk of skin cancer, a study by Ohio State researchers suggests. Previous research has shown lycopene to be the most effective of these pigments, but the new study, published July 11 in Scientific Reports, indicates other carotenoids play a role, too. The work was a collaboration of eight Ohio State researchers, six of them Foods for Health affiliates: Jessica Cooperstone, Ken M. Riedl, Matthew Teegarden, Morgan Cichon, David Francis and Steven Schwartz. Kathleen Tober and Tatiana Oberyszyn also contributed.

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