Now I know why I love Italian scientists.
Those Italian scientists are now saying that eating pizza twice a week could reduce the risk of cancer.
A study of 8,000 Italians found that regular pizza-eaters had a 34 percent less risk of contracting tumors of the throat, 59 percent less risk of cancer of the esophagus and 26 percent less cancer of the colon. The research was conducted by the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmaceutical Research in Milan, and the results were published in the International Journal of Cancer.
As with all good Italian cooking, the secret might be in the sauce. "We knew that tomato sauce was protective against certain tumors," researcher Silvano Gallus told La Repubblica newspaper. "But we certainly didn't expect that pizza as a whole would provide such strong protection."