Eat more pizza. That’s the message from Italian researchers who say eating more of the doughy pie can actually cut the chance for certain cancers.

The secret?

It’s likely in the tomatoes, researches said, according to a BBC report.

The lycopene in the sauce is actually an antioxidant that can lower the risk of developing oesophageal cancer by 59 percent, the researchers said.

Moreover, pizza eaters can lower their risks for colon cancer by 26 percent, and for mouth cancer by 34 percent, the researchers found.

At the same time, researchers cautioned that eating pizza is not a cancer cure, in and of itself. Healthy lifestyles and diets also contribute.

Read more at the Washington Times.