Tomato Pill, Ateronon™, Can Reduce Effects Of Bad Cholesterol By 90%!

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.)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 Those who want a cheaper alternative may want to try Tomato Lycopene Pills for similar effects. via DailyMail Online


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Jun 1, 2009
by Anonymous

Even though you say "Reduces

Even though you say "Reduces bad cholesterol by 90%" ... the website only ever says: "reduces the oxidation of LDL cholesterol".

Are those two things the same?

Jun 2, 2009
by Anonymous

No, those things are not the

No, those things are not the same. With this supplement, your LDL cholesterol levels will still be high, but it's just that the oxidation (which is what causes it to block to your arteries) of LDL cholesterol is reduced by a whopping 90%.

It does mean that we need a better and easier way to measure LDL oxidation. Some people have very low LDL levels, yet their bodies oxidise the LDL that's there more aggresively than others.


Jun 2, 2009
by Anonymous

Well, if you're willing and

Well, if you're willing and able to eat 3 kilos of tomatoes a day (that's the equivalent of one pill) and can buy these for a quid a day, you'd be right.

(Yes, that's right,my nickname describes what I am)

Jun 2, 2009
by Anonymous

Thanks Wim... that's what I

Thanks Wim... that's what I was curious about.

So the benefit of these pills will not be reflected in our standard LDL cholesterol testing. The number will not change.

Jun 2, 2009
by Anonymous

Ateronon has not and does

Ateronon has not and does not claim to reduce LDL cholesterol by over 90% - Aterronon has made this clear however the media has so far been a bit confused about this.

Ateronon inhibits the oxidation of LDL cholesterol by over 90%, after 2 months of daily use.

So what's the difference?

Cholesterol is something we all have and it isn't necessarily bad. It becomes dangerous when it is 'oxidised' by free radicals in the blood. This damage means that it is more likely to stick to the inside of the arteries and narrow the arteries.

People get tested for cholesterol because they 'high cholesterol' presents a greater risk. But does not mean narrowed arteries. Someone can have low cholesterol, but if they have aggressive oxidation happening, they can have plaque build up and narrow arteries.

So, Ateronon works by inhibited the oxidation process, thereby stopping the major cause that plaque builds and narrows arteries.

Jun 3, 2009
by Anonymous

So then what is the bottom line

Does this mean that the LDL stays in the blood, but nothing else happens?

Jul 3, 2009
by Anonymous

lycopene with milk & soya bean proteins

plz tell me detail information regarding this combinations