Lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, can reduce cancerous cells that lead to breast tumors.
Researchers have found that dietary lycopene reduced cellular markers of oxidative stress in women with breast cancer. This is promising research as it suggests that eating foods daily containing lycopene can provide protection against breast cancer development.
Lycopene is a carotenoid found in tomatoes which acts as an antioxidant by reducing free radicals in the body. Since free radicals are a precursor of cancerous cells, lycopene not only provides protection from developing cancer but also has the ability to reduce tumor growth.