Protein turns food to energy
A recently discovered protein turned food into energy rather than fat in genetically altered mice, according to British researchers, whose study will appear in this week's Nature. This discovery may lead to a drug for humans that will prevent obesity and lower cholesterol.
Hail the mighty tomato!
Tomatoes contain an antioxidant called lycopene, which may lower the risk of prostate, breast, and colon cancer. Now new research from Scotland indicates that tomatoes may also fight heart disease. A substance in tomatoes called P3 may slow down the process of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries.
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