ROTTEN TOMATOES Since the late ’80s, lycopene, an antioxidant found in
tomatoes, has been believed to protect against prostate cancer. But a recent study shows there is no real connection between the two after all. Bottom line brothas: Don’t rely on one food alone. The best strategy? Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, exercising regularly and getting routine checkups.
DAIRY DECEPTION Say good-bye to ads linking milk consumption to weight loss. Last May, two dairy industry trade groups voluntarily discontinued their catchy campaigns after the Federal Trade Commission ruled that marketing dairy as a weight loss aid was misleading. But don’t dis calcium: 1000 mg, the equivalent of three daily servings, has been scientifi cally proven to build stronger bones and prevent osteoporosis.
Don’t Believe the Hype
Cancer-fighting ketchup? Melting pounds with milk? Think again.