New trial set to test if green tea, tomato juice could reduce risk of prostate cancer

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Feb 5, 2018, 2:02 pm IST
Updated Feb 5, 2018, 2:02 pm IST
Previous research has indicated the two beverages could help treat the disease.
Tomato juice and green tea could potentially help treat prostate cancer. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Tomato juice and green tea could potentially help treat prostate cancer. (Photo: Pixabay)

Researchers from Bristol and Oxford University are set to test if green tea and tomato juice could reduce the risk of prostate cancer, The Sun reported.

The team made plans for this major trial after previous studies about the two beverages reveal it could help treat the deadly disease.

 

If the trial is successful doctors could recommend men at risk of the disease to consume the drinks on a daily basis.

Research has found tomatoes contain an antioxidant called lycopene, which has been shown to prevent growth of cancer and reduce cell damage. While the tea has been found to contain antioxidants called flavanols that helps to reduce DNA cell damage.

The tial will also investigate whether tablets that contain flavanols or lycopene have any benefit to treat the disease.

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