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New lycopene research

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Tomatoes linked again to a lower risk of heart disease.

A new study of epidemiological data has once again suggested a link between lycopene consumption and a lower risk of heart disease. Researchers at the US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center evaluated 10 years worth of data from The Framingham Offspring Study in an attempt to further understanding of the relationship between lycopene intake and incidence of heart disease. From their examination of the 485 heart disease (CardioVascular Disease and Coronary Heart Disease) cases identified, the researchers concluded that –

“The present study of lycopene intake and CVD/CHD provides supporting evidence for an inverse association between lycopene and CVD/CHD risk; however, additional research is needed to determine whether lycopene or other components of tomatoes, the major dietary source of lycopene, are responsible for the observed association.”