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The Tomato Pill: Daily Dose Is As Good For The Heart As Mediterranean Food
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 30, 2009

Posted on 08/30/2009 9:14:07 PM PDT by Steelfish

The tomato pill: Daily dose is as good for the heart as Mediterranean food

By TAMARA COHEN 31st August 2009

British scientists have developed a groundbreaking pill which provides all the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet.

One capsule of Ateronon taken daily can break down fatty deposits in the arteries and help prevent heart disease and strokes, potentially saving millions of lives.

The supplement, which costs £35 for a month's supply, contains lycopene, a chemical found in the skin of ripe tomatoes.

Each pill provides the equivalent of eating three kilos of ripe tomatoes. Studies have shown eating an Italian-style diet rich in tomatoes, fish, vegetables, nuts and olive oil can significantly reduce cholesterol and help prevent cardiovascular diseases.

Heart disease is the UK's biggest killer, responsible for 120,000 deaths a year - one of the highest rates in the world - while 70,000 die of strokes.

Ateronon was developed by Cambridge Theranostics, a biotechnology company which employs scientists from Cambridge University. By combining lycopene with whey, from milk, they shrank the molecule enough for it to be easily absorbed by humans.

An initial trial in 150 heart disease patients found that taking the pill once a day could not only halt but even reverse the buildup of fatty deposits on artery walls in just two months, without side-effects.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: diet; health; heart; nutrition; tomatoes

1 posted on 08/30/2009 9:14:07 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
Let's say I eat an entire side of beef and a 55 gallon barrel of butter.

How many of these pills do I have to take to counteract the meal? 5? 6? More?
2 posted on 08/30/2009 9:19:56 PM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (This Little Piggie Gets Wee Wee'd Up All The Way Home)
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To: Steelfish

Exciting news. I’d prefer to eat some tomatoes myself, but I could take that pill and skip sunscreen. Apparently, lycopene boost your natural spf.


3 posted on 08/30/2009 9:34:09 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (So how about, in honor of the American soldier, ya quit making things up? - Gov. Palin)
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To: Steelfish

35Pounds per month.

Generic simvastatin at Walmart is about $4 per month.


4 posted on 08/30/2009 9:35:56 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Steelfish

In the summer, when we have fresh tomatoes from the garden, I eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner & sometimes snacks. We canned some too for when we run out of fresh. I knew they were good for you, but I didn’t know they were that good!


5 posted on 08/30/2009 9:38:33 PM PDT by alicewonders (Sarah Palin is the face of America's future.)
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To: Steelfish

Time for a tomato sandwich.


6 posted on 08/30/2009 9:44:38 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://aroodawakening.tv)
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To: Steelfish

How about daily consumption of a multi-vitamin, lo-sodium V-8, fish oil capsules, nuts, and olive oil, I wonder.


7 posted on 08/30/2009 9:44:58 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: LucyJo

I love v-8. I tried the low sodium kind and it was horrible. I stick to regular V-8. Tomatoes, olives and garlic do wonders.


8 posted on 08/30/2009 9:47:56 PM PDT by socialismislost
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To: pray4liberty

You had to say that didn’t you?

It’s the middle of the night and I’m out of tomatoes.

DARN YOU!

I really, really want one now. :(


9 posted on 08/30/2009 9:47:58 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Steelfish

Vitamin Shoppe sells two month’s worth for $20. The Brits are getting ripped off. And Ronald Reagan was right: ketchup IS a vegetable.


10 posted on 08/30/2009 9:48:11 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Steelfish

Can someone take this if they are allergic to tomatoes?


11 posted on 08/30/2009 9:48:26 PM PDT by conservative cat (America, you have been PWNED!)
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To: pray4liberty

12 posted on 08/30/2009 9:50:54 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: La Lydia
"And Ronald Reagan was right: ketchup IS a vegetable."

My husband argues that ketchup is an entire food group. Two of the 3 boys and several of the grandboys agree. I feel the same way about butter.

13 posted on 08/30/2009 9:52:01 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I would argue for mayonnaise. I make my own.


14 posted on 08/30/2009 9:55:41 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: conservative cat

Probably not, as we are dealing only with the vital chemical compound found in the skin of the fruit.


15 posted on 08/30/2009 9:55:45 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: alicewonders

Actually, processed tomatoes have much more lypocene than raw. The best sources are ketchup and tomato paste, followed by tomato sauce and juice.


16 posted on 08/30/2009 9:57:31 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: socialismislost

I use a lot of garlic powder, and garlic...used to take the capsules. I’ve developed a taste for the low sodium V-8 now. I think they’ve improved it, or something. I usually get the canned ones and keep them in the fridge.


17 posted on 08/30/2009 9:58:35 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: LucyJo

I get it in the large bottles. Its gone up in price too.


18 posted on 08/30/2009 10:01:20 PM PDT by socialismislost
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To: La Lydia
Actually, processed tomatoes have much more lypocene than raw.

Why? Because it's more concentrated?

19 posted on 08/30/2009 10:15:36 PM PDT by Lizavetta (In Communism everything is free. But there isn't any of it.)
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To: Steelfish

ping for later read


20 posted on 08/30/2009 10:19:45 PM PDT by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.Stopsidsnow.com)
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To: Steelfish

When are they gonna have a “My Mom’s Three Cheese Ravioli” pill to go with the Tomato?


21 posted on 08/30/2009 10:56:47 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Yaelle

OMG that looks so good!


22 posted on 08/30/2009 11:09:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: conservative cat

>>”Can someone take this if they are allergic to tomatoes?”

According to their website, NO. Nor to milk or soy, the other ingredients.
http://www.ateronon.com/Healthcare-Professionals.aspx

These folks are not buying it!

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/EFSA/efsa_locale-1178620753816_1211902775091.htm

DG


23 posted on 08/31/2009 12:22:16 AM PDT by DoorGunner ("...and so, all Israel will be saved")
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To: conservative cat

Depends on if the allergy is related to the particular compound or to something else in tomatoes.

On balance, its likely that you can.


24 posted on 08/31/2009 2:53:29 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Yaelle

You’re cruel! Now my mouth is set for a mater samich.


25 posted on 08/31/2009 3:55:16 AM PDT by ottbmare (Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein Obama!)
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To: Steelfish

bookmark


26 posted on 08/31/2009 4:29:12 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: Lizavetta

The processing makes it easier for your body to absorb. And the best way to eat it for maximum absorbency is with an oil (lipid), such as olive oil, making spaghetti with marinara sauce an ideal food!


27 posted on 08/31/2009 8:16:42 AM PDT by La Lydia
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