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.