Due to medical advancements, death rates from heart disease are falling. Nevertheless, it was reported in 2014 that cardiovascular disease accounted for 27% of all deaths in the United Kingdom, which was only 2% less than cancer. However, the WHO (World Health Organisation) have estimated that more than ‘80% of premature heart attacks and strokes are preventable’, with a healthy diet and other lifestyle factors being central to this.
Lycopene is a biologically occurring carotenoid with the principal food source of lycopene for many being the tomato. Tomato based products such as sauces for pizza and pasta, tomato juice and ketchup account for much of our intake. Continue reading
“A single pill containing a chemical found in tomato skin could cut the risk of stroke and heart attacks and slow the progression of cancer, scientists have claimed.” So ran a front-page story in the Daily Telegraph several days ago. Continue reading