Lycopene the tomato's secret weapon


The article presents information on lycopene, a red antioxidant. It gives tomatoes their color and is also found in watermelon, guava, pink grapefruit, papaya and apricot. Lycopene protects the b...

The Functions of Tomato Lycopene and Its Role in Human Health


Discusses the function of tomato lycopene and its role in human health. Role of carotenoids on cell function; Information on the benefits of lycopene; Information on the structure, intake absorp...

Tomatoes, Lycopene, and Risk of Prostate Cancer


Like other carotenoids, lycopene can protect plants from photo-oxidationdamage, but its role in humans is unclear. In the United States, tomatoesprovide 85–90% of dietary lycopene, with two-third...



Focuses on the disease-preventive effects of lycopene. Relation between regular consumption of lycopene and reduced risk of prostate cancer; Reduction in cancer risk by dietary intake and tomato ...

Lycopene and Lutein Inhibit Proliferation in Rat Prostate Carcinoma Cells


Consumption of lycopene, a carotenoid without provitamin A activity, has been associated with a lower risk of prostate and breast cancer. Lutein is another carotenoid that may be associated with ...

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