Genetically Engineered Tomatoes Decrease Plaque Build-Up in Mice, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Study

Published: Nov 06, 2012

For the first time, genetically engineered tomato plants produced a peptide that mimics the actions of good cholesterol when eaten, researchers reported at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2012. In the study, mice that ate the freeze-dried, ground tomatoes had less inflammation and reduced atherosclerosis (plaque build-up in the arteries).

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