Eating Pizza Cuts Cancer Risk

Good news for pizza lovers like me…

Italian researchers say eating pizza could protect against cancer. They claim eating pizza regularly reduced the risk of developing oesophageal cancer by 59%.

The risk of developing colon cancer also fell by 26% and mouth cancer by 34%, they claimed.

The secret could be lycopene, an antioxidant chemical in tomatoes, which is thought to offer some protection against cancer, and which gives the fruit its traditional red colour.

[Source: BBC News]

On the other hand Pizza can be high in saturated fat, salt and calories which would most probably result in an “outstanding” physique and a sudden “surprise” heart attack.

So if the chemical exists in tomatoes, I guess we should just eat tomatoes, instead of making up extra excuses to have a hot, delicious, stuffed crust, melting cheese, yummy pizza.

I’ll be in the pizza place next door, follow me 😛

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

3 thoughts on “Eating Pizza Cuts Cancer Risk”

  1. With Tunisian food, tomatoes are everywhere! So you are covered there 🙂 Pizza from time to time won’t hurt either 🙂

    I hope you are not going to make Eman cook Tunisian food only, now. She still needs mansaf, hummus, msakhen and so on when she misses home 🙂

    BTW, I am going home with Zayd in 3 days, I will be in touch and hopefully we will meet in person!


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