• Lycopene Supplements Put to the Test

    1 month ago - By Nutrition Facts

    High doses of lycopene-the red pigment in tomatoes-were put to the test to see if it could prevent precancerous prostate lesions from turning into full-blown cancer.
    Back in 1980s, the Adventist Health Study found “strong protective relationships” against prostate cancer with increasing consumption of legumes, citrus, dried fruit, nuts, and tomatoes. In the 1990s, a Harvard study focused attention on tomatoes, which appeared to be “especially beneficial regarding prostate cancer risk.” Researchers suspected it might be the red pigment in tomatoes called lycopene, which has greater...
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