Showing posts with label heart disease. Show all posts
Showing posts with label heart disease. Show all posts

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Eating tomatoes can help prevent heart disease

The heart benefits of following a Mediterranean diet are more than documented. Now, a new study has concluded that tomatoes may help prevent and fight heart disease .

The work, which has been developed by scientists at the University of Cambridge (UK) and published in the journal PLOS One , came from an experiment with 72 volunteer s: 36 of them healthy and the other 36 with coronary disease type. Both groups had to take a placebo or a pill with a supplement called “Ateronon” containing 7 mg of lycopene , a chemical that occurs naturally and is responsible for the red color of fruits and vegetables, as in this case , tomato.

The researchers discovered that this powerful antioxidant in the form of a ‘pill tomato “taken daily, caused a significant improvement in forearm blood flow in those taking the pill tomato versus those who received placebo, which obviously did not occur any changes in your health.

tamatoes prevent heart diseaseAccording to the same conclusions of the study, the effect would be even more positive if taken pureed, including even ketchup . “We have clearly demonstrated that lycopene improves the function of blood vessels in patients with cardiovascular disease. This reinforces the need for a healthy diet in people at risk for heart disease and stroke. A tomato pill daily is not a substitute for other treatments, but can provide additional benefits when taken with other medications , “says Joseph Cheriyan, study leader.
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