Medindia

X

Tomatoes Cut Heart Disease Risk

by Sheela Philomena on  February 6, 2013 at 5:18 PM Diet & Nutrition News   - G J E 4
Eating tomatoes reduces the risk of heart disease by a quarter, finds recent study. The scientists at Tufts University in Boston, reached their findings after analysing data gathered over more than a decade to see the effects of lycopene intake on the cardiovascular system, the Daily Mail reported.
 Tomatoes Cut Heart Disease Risk
Tomatoes Cut Heart Disease Risk
Advertisement

They compared hundreds of patients, who took part in a long-running heart disease project called the Framingham Offspring Study that was carried out in the US.

Advertisement
In the study, participants had recorded their dietary patterns, including whether tomatoes or tomato products were a regular part of their diet.

The results showed that eating lycopene-containing foods on a regular basis over an 11-year period reduced the risk of coronary heart disease by 26 percent but had no effect on the chances of a stroke.

The researchers said on their findings that lycopene appeared to shield against heart disease but stressed more studies are needed to be certain if it is the lycopene and not something else that is providing protection.

The findings have been published in the latest British Journal of Nutrition.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All