Professor discovers cancer-slowing traits in tomatoes

Sep 22, 2017 1983

BY: Patrick Bilow

In his native city of Campania, Italy, Dr. Antonio Giordano shops at local markets for fresh ingredients to make caprese, an Italian dish, which he always pairs with a glass of wine. “You cook a bit of olive oil, onion and tomato together, and then throw the pasta right in,”  said Giordano, a biology professor. “It’s fresh, it’s healthy and it is the basis of an Italian diet.”

He added that Italians, because of their diet, rank as the healthiest group of people in the world, according to the 2017 Bloomberg Global Health Index. Giordano is the founder and director of the  Sbarro Health Research Organization, which researches cures for diseases like cancer. The College of Science and Technology hosts the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, a branch of SHRO.

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