The Tomato-Prostate Cancer Connection: Tomatoes Show Particular Promise in Reducing the Risk of Prostate Cancer

This continuing education course is brought to you free of charge through the support of The Tomato Products Wellness Council (TPWC). TPWC is a nonprofit voluntary organization representing all segments of the tomato products industry.  The organization supports scientific research and information on tomato products. Please note that TPWC provided financial support only and did not have input into the information provided in this course.


Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2000, 2020, 2090, 2100, 4040, 4170, 5150, 8090; Level 2

This continuing education course reviews the nutrients tomatoes contribute to the diet and the research showing associations between tomato consumption and a reduced risk of prostate cancer. The practical applications of these findings, including strategies for increasing clients’ intake of cancer-protective nutrients, also are presented.

Course content was written by Sharon Palmer, RD, a plant-based diet expert, the author of The Plant-Powered Diet and Plant-Powered for Life, the editor of the Environmental Nutrition newsletter, and a contributing editor at Today’s Dietitian.The author of this course reports the following relevant disclosure: she serves as a consultant to Tomato Products Wellness Council. View our disclosure policy.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:

  1. Evaluate the role tomatoes can play in prostate cancer prevention.
  2. List the nutrients found in tomato products that may offer cancer-protective effects.
  3. Make specific recommendations for including tomato products in the diet for cancer protection.
  4. Employ techniques that can help people increase their tomato consumption.
Course summary
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  • 1.00 CDR
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 CDR


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