Tomato pill ’beats heart disease’ 番茄藥丸對抗心臟病


Scientists say a natural supplement made from tomatoes, taken daily, can stave off heart disease and strokes.


The tomato pill contains an active ingredient from the Mediterranean diet - lycopene - that blocks "bad" LDL cholesterol that can clog the arteries.


Ateronon, made by a biotechnology spin-out company of Cambridge University, is being launched as a dietary supplement and will be sold on the high street.


Experts said more trials were needed to see how effective the treatment is.


Preliminary trials involving around 150 people with heart disease indicate that Ateronon can reduce the oxidation of harmful fats in the blood to almost zero within eight weeks.



stave off :片語,擊退,趕走。例句:Death is natural and inevitable - we can’t stave it off forever. (死亡是自然且不可避免的事情,我們沒辦法永遠抗拒。)

block:動詞,阻擋,阻塞。例句:My view was blocked by a tall man in front of me.(我的視野被眼前一個高大的男人擋住了。)

clog:動詞,阻塞。例句:The roads are clogged with holiday traffic.(路上塞滿了度假車潮。)

high street:名詞,大街(指市鎮中最主要的街道)。

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