Manchester and Newcastle Universities - Tomatoes can fight sun's damaging effects on skin

May 15, 2008

Tomatoes can fight the sun's damaging effects on the skin, a team from Manchester and Newcastle universities has found.

The researchers said that people who ate tomato paste in the study got some protection from sunburn and a reduction in skin ageing caused by sunlight. Mark Birch-Machin, professor of molecular dermatology at Newcastle University, said: "Eating tomatoes will not make you invincible in the sun, but it may be a useful addition to sun protection along with sunscreens, shade and clothing."

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