Tomatoes and many tomato products are healthy and protect against a.o. cardiovascular diseases. The large diversity of substances in tomatoes is the reason for this health effect. Lycopene and vitamin C and E appear to occur the most in tomatoes. These three substances have each a protective effect against the development of cardiovascular diseases. This research shows that a combination of lycopene and vitamin C and E has a larger health effect than each substance alone. That is the case because the substances cooperate in various processes in the body. A combination of several substances therefore turns out to be better than one single substance.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||6 Dec 2012|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|
- cardiovascular diseases
- vitamin C and E