News headline distorts true findings of important nutritional research

News headline distorts true findings of important nutritional research

This news item contains a rather misleading headline. The study revealed that the whole tomato, not just one ingredient, works rather remarkably to reduce prostate cancer. In fact, the study produced results so stunning that if a prescription drug demonstrated the same benefit, it would be hailed as a miracle of modern medicine. And yet this headline seeks to discredit dietary supplements by emphasizing how a single, isolated chemical doesn''t work well. It reminds me of joke about how athletes from China and the USA compete in a foot race. The USA runner wins, and the athlete from China loses. But the Chinese press announces, "China takes silver medal. USA finishes next to last." However, the headline of this article probably doesn''t reflect the true conclusions of the researchers involved. In fact, the researchers seem to fully support the idea that whole foods, not isolated chemicals, are the real solution to human health. Here are two relevant quotes: "Our findings strongly suggest that risks of poor dietary habits cannot be reversed simply by taking a pill," says study co-author Steven K. Clinton, associate professor of hematology and oncology and of human nutrition. "We shouldn''t expect easy solutions to complex problems. We must focus more on choosing a variety of healthy foods, exercising and watching our weight."

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Author Mike Adams is a holistic nutritionist with over 4,000 hours of study on nutrition, wellness, food toxicology and the true causes of disease and health. He is well versed on nutritional and lifestyle therapies for weight loss and disease prevention / reversal. View Adams'' health statistics showing LDL cholesterol of 67 and outstanding blood chemistry. Adams uses no prescription drugs whatsoever and relies exclusively on natural health, nutrition and exercise to achieve optimum health. He serves as the executive director of the Consumer Wellness Research Center and is author of several books about health and nutrition, including The Five Soft Drink Monsters and Superfoods For Optimum Health. In his spare time, Adams engages in pilates, cycling, strength training, gymnastics and comedy improv training. In the technology industry, Adams is president and CEO of a well known email marketing software company.

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A tomato a day may help keep prostate cancer at bay -- but a widely used dietary supplement derived from tomatoes may not be sufficient. That''s the conclusion of the first animal study comparing the cancer-preventing potential of tomato products to that of lycopene, a substance extracted from tomatoes and taken by many men in hopes of warding off prostate cancer. Research by scientists at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute and their colleagues showed that rats with prostate cancer survived longer when fed a diet that included whole tomato products but not when fed the same diet plus lycopene.

Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/11/031106051745.htm

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