Lycopene Improves Blood Vessel Function

August 6, 2014

In a recent article, Joe found it news worthy that Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant compound found in tomatoes may improve the function of blood vessels in patients with cardiovascular disease, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.  A quote from the article:   “We’ve shown quite clearly that lycopene improves function of blood vessels in cardiovascular disease patients,” adds Dr. Cheriyan.  “It reinforces the need for a healthy diet in people at risk from heart disease and stroke.  A daily ‘tomato pill’ is not a substitute for other treatments, but may provide added benefits when taken alongside other medication.  However, we cannot answer if this may reduce heart disasese-this would need much larger trials to investigate outcomes more carefully.”

Hers is the link to read the entire article:

Tomato Pill Improves function of blood vessels in patients with cardiovascular disease

As always,

Be well,

Diane Silverman R.Ph.
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