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Authorised EU health claims for water-soluble tomato concentrate (WSTC)

A.K. Duttaroy,    University of Oslo, Norway

Abstract:

Potent antiplatelet factors were identified in water-soluble tomato concentrate (WSTC) which significantly inhibited platelet aggregation. Hyperactive platelets, in addition to their roles in thrombosis, are also important mediators of atherogenesis. It is therefore important to find alternative safe antiplatelet inhibitors for the vulnerable population who have hyperactive platelets in order to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Human volunteer studies demonstrated the potency and bioavailability of active compounds in WSTC. WSTC, also known as Fruitflow®, became the first product in Europe to obtain an ...

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