Lycopene associated with decreased risk of stroke in men

In a recent study published in the journal Neurology, researchers found that lycopene, a bright red chemical found in fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes and peppers,is associated with a decrease in the risk of stroke in men.  This 12-year prospective cohort study, which evaluated 1,031 Finnish men between the ages of 46 and 65, showed that men with higher concentrations of lycopene in the blood had a 59% lower risk of ischemic stroke and a 55% lower risk of any stroke. How will this research change your recommendations topatients who are at risk for stroke?

For more information, please read the abstract in Neurology.

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