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Tomatoes can reduce heart disease


A new study in Britain suggests that by regular intake of tomatoes can significantly reduce heart disease.

The scientists also advised people with high cholesterol to start taking tomatoes or drink tomato juice to help reduce the risk of heart attacks.

During the experiment, researchers took regular blood samples of the volunteers to check cholesterol levels and found that those added a small quantity of tomato in their breakfast, lunch and tea, saw their Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels dropped significantly over a period of three weeks.

The LDL is known as “bad” cholesterol. High levels of this cholesterol in the blood can increase the risk of heart disease.

Online edition of the Daily Mail reported that Researchers at the University of Oulo in Finland said the cholesterol levels dropped by six percent and LDL levels by 13 % in people who added tomatoes in their meals.

via DNA Health

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