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Consumption of Tomatoes Lowers Risk of Stroke

A new study reveals that men with high blood levels of lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, have a much lower risk of stroke.

Tomatoes have been making headlines recently for their ability to decrease the likelihood of stroke among men. In a 12-year study of more than 1,000 Finnish men ranging in age from 46 to 65, researchers monitored lycopene levels (an antioxidant found in tomatoes) and recorded whether participants suffered strokes. The study revealed that those with high blood levels of lycopene had a 55 percent reduced chance of having a stroke. Tomatoes are among many disease-fighting fruits and vegetables, which help prevent cancer, inflammation, and high blood pressure, as well as other afflictions. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.

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