There are more to tomatoes than their tangy taste. A team of scientists are believed to have modified a natural compound, lycopene, found in tomatoes to fight against heart diseases and stroke. This latest product called Ateronon was believed to have been developed by Cambridge Theranostics Ltd. (CTL).
Lycopene is said to be a potent antioxidant found in the skin of tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables. This antioxidant is believed to be helpful in blocking the breakdown of fats in the blood, which may in turn lead to cholesterol.
Globally numerous efforts were seemingly made to duplicate this particular mechanism, but to no avail. Evidently, lycopene in its natural form may get poorly absorbed by the human body. None of the various experts seemed to succeed in coming up with a technique of enabling the proper absorption of lycopene by the body.
However this problem was believed to have been solved by the biotech firm CTL. These experts were alleged to have prepared a mixture of lycopene to develop the Ateronon pill. More so, some experts have even gone as far as stating that these pills may be “much more effective” than the statin drugs which are presently used to treat high cholesterol.
Various clinical studies are presumed to have suggested that this pill may succeed in significantly reducing the fat-incurred damage on the heart within a period of only two months.
This pill is stated to have been launched at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference in London.