New tomato pill projected to help heart problems


A natural supplement called Ateronon has been used for prostate and eye problems but is now being used to improve cardiovascular health.

Pharmacist Elaine Wong said the active ingredient in this pill is not new but they are putting it towards a new use.

Source - The University of Queensland (Creative Common)
The new tomato pill could be beneficial for heart conditions. Source: The University of Queensland (Creative Common)

“It is a new thing for cardiovascular health with the lycopene which is what is in tomatoes, and what is the active ingredient in Ateronon,” Ms Wong said.

She said it is likely to be the lycopene that researchers are using to help with cardiovascular problems.

Cardiologist Stanley Woodhouse said he could not comment on the drugs use at the moment given the lack of supporting evidence.


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