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Can eating tomatoes lessen sun burn?

 
 
Reply Sat 4 Feb, 2012 11:43 am
In 2008, a study was conducted in the United Kingdom to determine what, if any, effect the consumption of tomatoes had on the human body's reaction to sun exposure. The university students enrolled in the study who consumed the equivalent of about five tomatoes per day were 33 percent less likely to get sunburned than those who ate no tomatoes.

Why?

The UK is not as sunny as southern locations?

The tomatoes were too green?

The students cheated on the tests?

It rained all week during the tests?

The students wore winter clothes during the tests?

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Reply Sat 4 Feb, 2012 08:52 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
I'd guess that it has to do with the lycopene in tomatoes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycopene


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