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Can the antioxidant lycopene reduce my risk for a heart attack?

One specific antioxidant -- lycopene -- seems to play a powerful part in reducing the risk for a heart attack. Research studies showed that men who had the highest amount of lycopene in their body fat were half as likely to suffer a heart attack than those with the least amount.

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What is the best way to take lycopene?
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The best way to take lycopene is through consuming a variety of fruits, vegetables. Lycopene bec...
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Why should I eat more lycopene?
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Research has shown that one particular antioxidant -- lycopene -- may play a powerful part in reduci...
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What is lycopene used for?
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Lycopene is an antioxidant used in the body primarily to fight the cell damage caused by free ra...
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What's the Best Way to Eat Tomatoes to Get the Most Lycopene?
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