Study with Genetically Engineered Tomatoes (image) University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences Share Print E-Mail Caption Images demonstrate growing and harvesting genetically-engineered tomatoes that produce 6F, a small peptide that mimics the action of the chief protein in HDL. The tomatoes were freeze-dried and made up 2.2 percent of a high-fat diet fed to mice in the study. Note less cholesterol build-up (in red) in the artery of the mouse fed tomatoes with 6F versus the mouse that ate the high-fat diet containing 2.2 percent freeze-dried control tomatoes that did not contain 6F. Credit UCLA Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.