A study by Finnish scientists has shown that eating tomatoes is the risk of a heart attack in humans. Protecting the heart, according to experts, provides the antioxidant substance lycopene, which contains in larger measurements in this vegetable.
This writes Chronicle.info with links to ladyhealth.com.ua.
For 12 years, specialists reviewed a group of 1000 men from 46 to 65 years. In the study period 67 subjects were ratified by a heart attack. After analyzing all the changes in blood and blood pressure from volunteers, scientists found that the risk of a heart attack in # 39; The men were correlated with the level of lycopene in their blood.
Lycopene is an isomer of beta-carotene, the forerunner of Vitamin A. It is the strongest antioxidant in its ability to lay free radical particles, lycopene is 7 times high or vitamin E and 3 times high as beta-carotene, the & # 39; known are antioxidants.
Scientific references indicate that lycopene men protect heart attacks.
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"With a high level of these substances, the risk of a heart attack is 55% lower than or lower," said the authors of the project.
Experts believe that the calculations they get, is a weighty argument for the benefit of more people with Lycopene in rationing. The most important of her content is tomatoes. For example, a glass tomato apple is 23 mg lycopene.
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