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Kikkoman, Tohoku University Confirm That Tomato Extract Helps Heal Atopic Dermatitis.

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) - Kikkoman Corporation, in collaboration with Tohoku University, has discovered that the extract of tomato plays a role in healing atopic dermatitis Atopic Dermatitis Definition

Eczema is a general term used to describe a variety of conditions that cause an itchy, inflamed skin rash. Atopic dermatitis, a form of eczema, is a non-contagious disorder characterized by chronically inflamed skin and

The joint research compared two groups of mice: one that had been given tomato extract and the other, naringenin chalcone (NGC NGC New General Catalogue (of Nebulae and Star Clusters; astronomy)
NGC National Geographic Channel (TV)
NGC National Guideline Clearinghouse
), a kind of polyphenol polyphenol  

Any of various alcohols containing two or more benzene rings that each have at least one hydroxyl group (OH) attached. Many polyphenols occur naturally in plants and some kinds, such as the flavonoids and tannins, are believed to be beneficial
 found in tomato peels. Both groups showed favorable results, and symptoms of atopic dermatitis improved. In particular, the administration of NGC inhibited the rise of serum IgE, an indicator of allergy.

Details of the research will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry 2006, to be held in Kyoto from March 25.

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