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Tomato volunteers wanted

11th November 2009

A study is being held by a team of researchers from University of Aberdeen to verify how tomatoes can play a role in preventing heart disease.

Volunteers are now being sought for the study, which will use products such as soup, tomato sauce and Bolognese with the dietary trial is aiming to show whether tomatoes or the natural red pigment lycopene offer the benefits. Countries in the Mediterranean, where tomatoes are a regular part of the diet, are recognised as having significantly lower rates of heart disease than Western Europe.

 

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