A tomato a day keeps the doctor away

The red pigment in tomatoes could help prevent prostate cancer, according to researchers at a US university.

A daily dose of the pigment, known as lycopene, was found to increase the amount of antioxidants, which reduce the damage caused by the cancer.

However, the study only looked at African American men, so further research is required before the result can be applied across the general population.

Read more at University of Illinois at Chicago