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2009-06-01 14:10:00

Experts suggest that a natural supplement made from tomatoes could stave off heart disease and strokes if taken daily, BBC News reported. An active ingredient contained in the tomato pill lycopene, from the Mediterranean diet, blocks "bad" LDL cholesterol that can clog the arteries. The pill, manufactured by a biotechnology spin-out company of Cambridge University, is being launched as a dietary supplement and will be sold under the name Ateronon. However, more trials are needed to see how...

2009-06-01 05:56:00

GATESHEAD, England, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading GP has welcomed the launch of a potentially revolutionary heart disease treatment that offers people around the world the hope of combating the killer disease. GP Dr Rob Hicks said the launch of Ateronon, the natural supplement developed by Cambridge scientists, was a huge breakthrough in the treatment of heart disease related illnesses that can cause heart attacks and stroke. Dozens of research studies have shown that...

2009-04-21 07:33:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomato products may protect against inflammation. Such were the findings from a recent multi-center, randomized, controlled trial on the effects of processed tomatoes on vasodilatation and C-reactive protein in overweight and obese men and women, presented by one of the study researchers, Rose M Giordano, Ph.D. on April 19, 2009 at the Experimental Biology meeting held in New Orleans, La. (Logo:...

2009-04-20 07:33:00

SCOTTDALE, Ariz., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Who better to provide healthy eating tips than a group of skilled dietetics professionals from the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association? Such was the genius behind the Great Tomato Tip-Off Contest!, a partnership effort between the Tomato Products Wellness Council (TPWC) and SCAN which encouraged dietitians to send in their best tips for promoting heart healthy...

2009-03-10 23:20:53

A diet high in vegetables can reduce the risk of prostate cancer, researchers in China suggest. Ruth Chan of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and colleagues examined more than 100 studies and concluded that the primary mechanism of this positive vegetable effect is antioxidant protection against DNA and cell damage. The researchers said tomatoes and their byproducts contain the carotenoid antioxidant lycopene. Overall, studies for tomatoes and lycopenes show inconsistent results on...

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2008-10-26 15:35:00

Scientists have expressed genes from snapdragon in tomatoes to grow purple tomatoes high in health-protecting anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are naturally occurring pigments found at particularly high levels in berries such as blackberry, cranberry and chokeberry. Scientists are investigating ways to increase the levels of health-promoting compounds in more commonly eaten fruits and vegetables. "Most people do not eat 5 portions of fruits and vegetables a day, but they can get more benefit from...

2008-08-28 00:00:38

August, normally a popular month to take time off from work, is suddenly seeing less and less vacationers. If you combine the pressure to be available at work 24/7 with the fact that technology is rapidly invading our both personal and work lives, and compound that with sky-high gasoline prices, it is no wonder that Americans are taking less and less time off to recreate! The fact is, 35 percent of the adult workforce are not taking their allotted amount of vacation! And, at an average of...

2008-08-18 12:00:14

By MIKE AVERILL Guys, here are a couple of simple dietary steps you can take to improve your health. First off, that gut needs to go. Here's why. "The accumulation of fat around the abdomen is particularly common in men and is particularly dangerous, too," said CeCe Davis, registered licensed dietitian and owner of Nutrition Consultants of Tulsa. "Two-thirds of men are overweight or obese. That means a waist measurement of over 40." The reason gut fat is so dangerous is because it's...

2008-07-21 08:44:59

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Matt Windsor, +1-202-457-8100, mwindsor@lipmanhearne.com, or Stephenie Fu, +1-202-457-8100, sfu@lipmanhearne.com, both for Tomato Products Wellness Council A closer look the grocery store yields a new appreciation for cost- and nutrition-conscious options APTOS, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/--While some health experts traditionally recommend shopping the grocery store perimeter for nutritious options like fresh produce, the center of the store...

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2008-07-09 18:00:00

By Nathan Beaumont People with a sweet tooth can indulge in sugary delights and not feel guilty, according to Massey University, which is developing ice cream that reduces the risk of heart attack and strokes. The university has developed a technology that allows Omega 3 -- a fatty acid derived from fish oil that is credited with helping heart conditions -- to be added to ice cream, but without the fishy aftertaste. The technique, which is also being tested in yogurt and cheese, could be...


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