Posted at: 12/20/2013 5:36 PM
By: WNYT Staff
A new reason for older women to eat tomatoes and tomato based products.
It may help to cut the risk for breast cancer.
It has to do with a woman's weight.
As an older woman's body mass index increases, so does her risk of breast cancer.
Researchers say lycopene and other nutrients found in tomatoes boosts a hormone which regulates blood sugar and fat levels.
They say a tomato rich diet had the biggest impact on women who maintained a healthy weight later in life.