Research Roundup: Tomatoes & CVD Risk; Low Weight’s Link to Premature Death

News and views from the nutrition front.

Daily tomato intake may reduce CVD risk. Increasing intake of tomatoes—the primary dietary source of lycopene—to two servings a day, as recommended by the USDA’s MyPlate, is linked with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, according to researchers. Study participants added two half-cup servings of canned tomatoes, sauce or paste to their diets for […]

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