Tomato extract fights stomach cancer



Tomato extract fights stomach cancer
      
According to a new study, whole tomato extracts from two different Southern Italy cultivars inhibit gastric cancer cell growth and malignant features.


The researchers analyzed whole tomato lipophilic extracts for their ability to tackle various neoplastic features of gastric cancer cell lines. Extracts of both the San Marzano and Corbarino tomato varieties were able to inhibit the growth and cloning behavior of malignant cells.

 This has pave the way for future studies aimed at implementing lifestyle habits not only for prevention, but potentially as a support to conventional therapies.


According to Daniela Barone, researcher at the Oncology Research Center of Mercogliano:

"Their antitumoral effect seem not related to specific components, such as lycopene, but rather suggest that tomatoes should be considered in their entirety."


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