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Lycopene as effective as statins?

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Adding to a significant body of research supporting the potential heart health benefits of lycopene.

Supplements of lycopene, sourced from tomatoes, may be as effective as statins in reducing the formation of plaques in the arteries that cause atherosclerosis, says a new study with rabbits.

If the results of the study, published in the journal Nutrition, can be repeated in humans, they will add to a significant body of research supporting the potential heart health benefits of lycopene.