‘Tomato pill’ improves function of blood vessels in patients with cardiovascular disease
– The researchers found that 7mg of oral lycopene supplementation improved and normalised endothelial function in the patients, but not in healthy volunteers. Lycopene improved the widening of the blood vessels by over a half (53%) compared to baseline in those taking the pill after correction for those who took the placebo; constriction of the blood vessels is one of the key factors that can lead to heart attack and stroke. However, the supplement had no effect on blood pressure, arterial stiffness or levels of lipids.
* study published in the journal PLOS One Jun 2014
-http://healthresearchreport.me/2014/06/12/tomato-pill-improves-function-of-blood-vessels-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease/ — at Vitamin and Herb Stores.