At today's first session of the British Cardiovascular Society in London, Cambridge Theranostics announced its release of a new pill, Ateronon™, which has reduced has reduced the oxidation of LDL cholesterol by as much as 90 percent in two months in clinical trials. Ateronon is being marketed as a food supplement, as it is a natural product made from tomato skins -- tangerine tomato skins to be exact.
It has long been known that Lycopene, found in high concentration in tomato skins, is good for your heart, but it has been difficult to find a way for the body to absorb it successfully enough to use it as a food supplement. Cambridge Theranostics, a spin-off of Cambridge University, overcame that barrier by using a special kind of tomato skins, those of the tangerine tomato, grown most abundantly in Italy. Test results have shown that the pill reduces the oxidation of LDL, or bad cholesterol, which leads to the collection of plaque along artery walls, known as atherosclerosis.
Tangerine Tomato. (Credit: W. Atlee Burpee & Co.)
Atherosclerosis is the major cause of strokes and heart attacks. It causes arteries to narrow, restricting blood supply to the heart , brain, and legs. Ateronon is the first formula proven to halt the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, recognized as the key process of atherosclerotic build-up, which can occur even in patients without raised cholesterol levels.
Ateronon is a 7mg pill to be taken daily for £1 each, about $1.6, and is now available online at Ateronon.com. Those who want a cheaper alternative may want to try Tomato Lycopene Pills for similar effects.
Ateronon.com via DailyMail Online
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