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UNC-CH Study Shows Tomato Sauce Might Protect Against Heart Attacks

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October 20, 1997
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Researchers found that an antioxidant compound called lycopene appeared to have a protective effect against heart attacks. The chief source of lycopene in the average diet is tomato sauce, and the food many Americans get most of their tomato sauce from is pizza.

CHAPEL HILL -- People looking for a good guilt-free reason to eat pizza might relish results of a major study that took place in nine European countries.


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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "UNC-CH Study Shows Tomato Sauce Might Protect Against Heart Attacks." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/10/971015054544.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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