Breakthrough Reveals Tomatoes May Fight Off A Stroke New research has revealed that more than 1,000 men with high levels of lycopene inside their blood had at a reduced danger of getting a stroke in the next 12 years.

Lycopene is a chemical which gives a reddish hue to types of foods like tomatoes, red peppers, watermelon and papaya. Generally the best supply of lycopene in a persons diets comes from tomatoes along with other related products.

There may also be some other things which has not been assessed in the study which relates to men with large levels of lycopene and reduced stroke risk factors.

The research covered 1031 men aged 46 – 65 who had their blood levels of lycopene, alpha and beta-carotene, and vitamins E and A measured.

Throughout the next twelve years, there were eleven strokes among one-quarter of men with the greatest lycopene levels; that compared with twenty five among the one-quarter who had the lowest levels.

Other things were took in to account that impacts a stroke risk, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking. Despite all these leading factors, the group with the increased levels of lycopene continued to have a lower …

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