lycopene lycopene

Definition(s):

  • (n) carotenoid that makes tomatoes red; may lower the risk of prostate cancer

Usage(s):

  1. In these studies, a strong link between lycopene and the reduction of later-stage aggressive tumors emerged.
  2. Tomatoes contain lycopene, probably the most powerful antioxidant among the carotenoids, the compounds that turn fruits and veggies deep orange.
  3. I haven't yet started swallowing the daily statin they say I should be taking now, the daily aspirin, the lycopene for my prostate.

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  • In a written statement, Dr. Ulrike Peters of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle said the finding is "disappointing, since lycopene might have offered a simple and inexpensive way to lower prostate cancer risk for men concerned...
    on May 18, 2007 By: Fred Hutchinson Source: Reuters UK

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