Garlic and tomatoes may lower the odds of prostate cancer

November 10, 2011

194 men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer were compared to 317 cancer-free men. Consuming lots of fat in the diet was connected to a 79% increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Frequent red meat consumption increased the risk by 69%. Tomato and tomato product consumption decreased the risk of prostate cancer by 77% and consuming garlic decreased the risk by 42%. The study is published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer 2011;63.