Issue Date: May 5, 2014
Apple Peels Are Good, Green Tomatoes Even Better
The adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” may well be extended to green tomatoes. Scientists at the University of Iowa have shown that a natural steroidal compound derived from green tomatoes boosts the growth of human muscle cells in lab cultures and is a potent inhibitor of muscle atrophy in mice.
With further testing, the compound, called tomatidine, could become a valuable prescription medication to help seniors recover from age-related illnesses and . . .
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