Cloudy
12°CFri :Cloudy. High: 13 Low: 6

Eating tomatoes cuts heart disease risk by 26%

Eating tomatoes cuts heart disease risk by 26%

London: A new study suggests that regularly eating lycopene – an antioxidant which gives tomatoes their rich red colour – could decrease the risk of heart disease by a quarter.

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.

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.

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.

 

Top Stories

rupee-3_660_103114092210

India positions 156th in assessment installment, says World Bank report

October-31-2014
India is one of the most noticeably bad places for paying expenses and has been positioned 156th out of 189 countries by
arun-jaitley_660_103014074323

Don’t ignore local black money: Arun Jaitley

October-31-2014
NEW DELHI: As a feature of his technique to meet the expense accumulation focus for the current monetary year, fund priest Arun
Gautam-Upen-Cover

Bigg Boss 8 Breaking: Upen or Gautam Who Wins Task To Be Captain

October-30-2014
According to data accessible to sources there will be an errand that chooses who will be the new commander in the Bigg
1414586257-1625

Shweta Basu Prasad discharged from rescue home

October-30-2014
National grant winning performer Shweta Basu Prasad, who was captured few weeks back by Hyderabad police on charges of prostitution, has been
A person holds a magnifying glass over a computer screen displaying Twitter logos

IBM, Twitter to accomplice on business data analyst

October-30-2014
International Business Machines Corp (Ibm.n) on Wednesday published an organization with Twitter (Twtr.n) to help shape business choices utilizing information gathered from
smriti-irani21

Saffron schoolbooks? Smriti Irani meets RSS leaders to examine training changes

October-30-2014
Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani apparently met RSS pioneers today to examine instruction changes. The RSS pioneers talked about the Indian