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Tomato Juice Can Reduce Osteoporosis

New research shows that tomato juice, which contains the chemical lycopene, can significantly increase the presence of cell-protecting antioxidants that help to fight against osteoporosis. The researchers claim that the amount of lycopene found in just two glasses of tomato juice is enough to help prevent the disease.

Osteoporosis is caused by low bone mass, which leads to an increase risk of fractures. Women are four times more likely to develop osteoporosis than men.

NutraIngredients reports:

“Lycopene ... is a potent carotenoid -- a group of naturally occurring pigments essential for plant growth -- with a high ability to quench singlet oxygen. Due to this ability to decrease oxidative stress, lycopene has been associated with a decreased risk of chronic diseases.”

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