Clean Up Your Arteries With Ateronon

tomatoAteronon,  is said to offer the benefits of a Mediterranean diet, which is known to prevent heart disease and strokes.

The supplement, which uses lycopene, a chemical found in the skin of ripe tomatoes, has been shown to wipe out nearly all harmful fats in the blood within eight weeks. Now, it is being clinically tested to see if it can even reverse heart disease as well as preventing it.

Lycopene has long been known as a powerful anti-oxidant which controls cholesterol by stopping fats breaking up in the blood. Ateronon, which will costs £35 a month, is being hailed as a breakthrough because, unlike the natural form, it is easy to absorb.

Each pill is the equivalent of eating three kilos of ripe tomatoes a day. TV doctor Rob Hicks predicted it could ‘potentially extend life and also possibly save lives on a global basis’.

It has been developed by Cambridge University spin-off Cambridge Theranostics Ltd and will be launched today at a medical conference in London.

A year-long trial to see if it can rev­erse the effects of heart disease in 200 patients will begin shortly at Harvard. A British study will also look at its use for brain hemorrhage patients.

The British Tomato Growers Association, warned: ‘There’s far more evidence for the benefits of nutrient-rich natural food than there is for any dietary supplement.’ CTL’s chief executive Gunter Schmidt said: ‘We are anxious that its capabilities are taken seriously by doctors and it is not dismissed as just another food supplement.’