Effects of tomato extract on platelet function: a double-blinded crossover study in healthy humans.

@article{OKennedy2006EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of tomato extract on platelet function: a double-blinded crossover study in healthy humans.},
  author={Niamh O'Kennedy and Lynn Crosbie and Stuart Whelan and Vanessa Luther and Graham Horgan and John I. Broom and David J. Webb and Asim K Duttaroy},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={561-9}
}
BACKGROUND Aqueous extracts from tomatoes display a range of antiplatelet activities in vitro. We previously showed that the active components also alter ex vivo platelet function in persons with a high response to ADP agonist. OBJECTIVE The objective was to evaluate the suitability of a tomato extract for use as a dietary supplement to prevent platelet activation. DESIGN A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled crossover study was conducted in 90 healthy human subjects selected for… CONTINUE READING

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