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Tomato-A Natural Medicine and Its Health Benefits

@article{Bhowmik2012TomatoANM,
  title={Tomato-A Natural Medicine and Its Health Benefits},
  author={Debjit Bhowmik and Shravan Kumar Paswan and Shweta Srivastava},
  journal={Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={1},
  pages={33-43}
}
Tomatoes can make people healthier and decrease the risk of conditions such as cancer, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. People who ate tomatoes regularly have a reduced risk of contracting cancer diseases such as lung, prostate, stomach, cervical, breast, oral, colorectal, esophageal, pancreatic, and many other types of cancer. Some studies show that tomatoes and garlic should be taken together at the same time to have its cancer preventive effects. Whatever it is, we really do not know… Expand
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