What else was in the news today?

Today’s news contained items that run the spectrum from the clinical value of tomatoes and lycopene via the cardiovascular side effects of LHRH agonists and antagonists to the question of whether proton beam radiation therapy is really cost-effective. So here are the “news shorts” for the day: … READ MORE …

Tomatoes and plants and eating well to limit risk

New data just published (and associated with the ProtecT trial in the UK) has again suggested the value of tomatoes in the diet as a way to lower risk for prostate cancer — presumably because of the high levels of lycopene in tomatoes. … READ MORE …

Of tomatoes, lycopene, and the power of persuasion

The potential of lycopene (a natural product found at relatively high levels in tomatoes) to prevent prostate cancer is still much debated by the scientific community. By contrast, the potential of advertising to influence consumer behavior is not! So … READ MORE …