Monday, June 1, 2009

BBC: Tomato pill 'beats heart disease'

Ateronon, a supplement to control heart disease, is being marketed by a British company. It is pricey at 35 British Pounds for 30 capsules.
Scientists say a natural supplement made from tomatoes, taken daily, can stave off heart disease and strokes.
The tomato pill contains an active ingredient from the Mediterranean diet - lycopene - that blocks "bad" LDL cholesterol that can clog the arteries.
Ateronon, made by a biotechnology spin-out company of Cambridge University, is being launched as a dietary supplement.
Read the full story to learn of the cautionary statements by physicians.
Ateronon on Twitter, its YouTube channel.

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