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    Protect Heart Disease With a Tomato Pill

    Posted In Health - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Monday, June 1st, 2009 With 0 Comments






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    Tomato is more than a delicious vegetable. And, for several years experts have been studying the protective capacity of tomatoes.

    Now, a pill based on tomato could protect people from heart disease, say researchers.

    A new study has found that lycopene — the antioxidant red compound in tomato skins — stops cholesterol build-up and the pill made from it could stop strokes by simply cleaning up the fat-clogged arteries.

    According to the researchers, the treatment may work better than the statins millions of people take to combat the conditions, ‘The Sun’ reported.

    Trials show the result — pill Ateronon — slashes the level of harmful fats in the blood. And, the tablet will soon be unveiled at a British Cardiovascular Society Conference in London.

    -NKJ

    NitiN Kumar Jain

    Nitin works in an IT MNC professionally but blogs and owns NKJ Live. He is also the co-owner of a professional start-up ARGHAM BYTES

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