Diet rich in tomatoes may reduce stroke risk

According to researchers, a diet rich in tomatoes may reduce the risk of stroke.


Researchers were investigating the impact of lycopene, a bright red chemical found in tomatoes, peppers and water-melons.

A study of 1,031 men showed those with the most lycopene in their bloodstream were the least likely to have a stroke.

The researcher found that Lycopene acted as an antioxidant, reduced inflammation and prevented blood clotting.