Experts from Cambridge have developed a special product, which consists of substances that are contained in large quantities in tomatoes and coloring them red - lycopene. The purpose of this medicine is the prevention or inhibition of the processes of development of diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Conducted among 72 older people, the study found, about the reception of "tomato drugs" half-improves vascular tone in patients, average age was 67 years. In addition, it normalizes
endothelial function. Recall that the endothelium is the layer of cells located on the inner walls of blood vessels, which plays a primary role in the occurrence and development of diseases such as atherosclerosis and hypertension.
One capsule of this product contains as much lycopene as contained in the three kilograms of tomatoes. According to scientists, the new development will improve the condition of patients who have had a heart attack and stroke, as well as help those patients who suffer from diabetes, arthritis, prostatitis and cancer.
The results of the testing of the drug has already been approved by the American heart Association. Currently, the researchers are preparing for a larger scale project, during which they intend to study the ability of this drug to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.