The role of tomato products and lycopene in the prevention of gastric cancer: a meta-analysis of epidemiological studies.

Individuals with high dietary intake of foods rich in lycopene, such as tomatoes, may have lower risk of stomach cancer.

This study investigated the relationship between the intake of lycopene-rich foods, such as tomatoes, and gastric (stomach) cancer development risk. Data extracted from 21 studies were examined in this meta-analysis. Researchers observed a low incidence of stomach cancer among frequent consumers of diets characterized by large amounts of tomatoes and other lycopene-rich foods. The results of this meta-analysis show that increased dietary exposure to foods with high lycopene content may help in preventing stomach cancer.

Research Summary Information

  • 2013
  • Yang T, Yang X, Wang X, Wang Y, Song Z.
  • 1Department of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Shanghai Tenth Peoples' Hospital, Tongji University, Shanghai, PR China.
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
  • No source of funding disclosure found
  • No potential conflicts disclosure found
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