U.K. study finds tomato extract helps heart disease patients

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in blog

An antioxidant found in tomatoes has been shown to improve the function of blood vessels in cardiovascular disease patients, according to new research by the U.K.’s Cambridge University.  A supplement of lycopene – an extract from the vegetables that is 10 times more potent than vitamin E, was given to volunteers who had the disease and it was shown to benefit them by normalizing the function of the inner lining of a blood vessel called the endothelium. Pharmacologist and...

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