Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Purple Tomato Could Fight Cancer

British scientists genetically engineered a purple tomato that proved to help prevent cancer in mice. The tomato carries nutrients more common to dark berries.

Cancer-prone mice fed the modified fruit lived significantly longer than animals fed a standard diet with and without regular tomatoes, Cathie Martin and colleagues at the government-funded John Innes Center in Britain reported.
"The effect was much bigger than we had expected," said Martin, a plant biologist.

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