Serum lycopene decreases the risk of stroke in men
This study found a decrease in the risk of stroke in men.
Antioxidants such as lycopene may offer another approach to prevention or treatment, and emerging evidence around the role of anti-Chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies in LDL oxidation could open up another avenue of preventative and therapeutic options.
The basic reason for the progressive build-up of fat and other muck in thewalls of the arteries is modern living. The humble tomato and its powerful active component, lycopene, have now had a number of very well conducted scientific studies showing that lycopene protects against the build-up of fat in the walls of the arteries.
Eminent cardiologist Dr Ross Walker talks about Heart Health and Statins.
Firstly, can I make the point that I also agree that statin drugs should be part of the management of people in these categories, as the evidence for cardiovascular benefits is overwhelming.
Genevieve Mlotkowski Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist talks about her experience in advising people to increase their Lycopene content of their blood.
A new University of Grenada study, published in the prestigious journal Food Chemistry, reveals that vegetables fried in extra virgin olive oil have more beneficial properties than their boiled counterparts.
Tomatoes may restore lung damage caused by smoking.
From cutting skin cancer risk in half to supporting the immune system, a diet rich in tomatoes and fruits imparts many health benefits. Now, researchers have found that these foods may restore lung function in ex-smokers and slow lung function decline in all adults.
Baseline dietary intake of tomato-based food products, total lycopene including supplements, and dietary lycopene intake not including supplements comparing Ateronon versus placebo.
Lycopene, a carotenoid without provitamin-A activity, is present in many fruits and vegetables. It is a red, fat-soluble pigment found in certain plants and microorganisms, where it serves as an accessory light-gathering pigment and protects these organisms against the toxic effects of oxygen and light.
Effect of the consumption of tomato paste on plasma prostate-specific antigen levels in patients with benign prostate hyperplasia
This research paper discusses the consumption of tomatoes and tomato products and the associ- ated reduced risk of prostate cancer.
Does Oral Lycopene Reduce Benign Prostate Enlargement/Hyperplasia (BPE/BPH)?
This research paper investigates the possibilities. The LactoLycopene in Ateronon is highly bioavailable. See page 3 for the benefits of Lycopene on Prostate size.
Lycopene from fresh and unprocessed tomatoes is poorly absorbed by humans. Absorption of lycopene is higher from processed foods such as tomato paste and tomato juice heated in oil. The aim of the present study was to develop a food-grade lycopene formulation that is bioavailable in humans.
Many of the beneficial effects that lycopene has in the body are thought to be associated with its ability to act as a potent antioxidant. Antioxidant compounds help to protect the cells in the body from damage by free radicals.