Daily intake of a formulated tomato drink affects carotenoid plasma and lymphocyte concentrations and improves cellular antioxidant protection.

@article{Porrini2005DailyIO,
  title={Daily intake of a formulated tomato drink affects carotenoid plasma and lymphocyte concentrations and improves cellular antioxidant protection.},
  author={Marisa Porrini and Patrizia Riso and Antonella Brusamolino and Cristiana Berti and Serena Guarnieri and Francesco Visioli},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={93 1},
  pages={
          93-9
        }
}
The salutary characteristics of the tomato are normally related to its content of carotenoids, especially lycopene, and other antioxidants. Our purpose was to verify whether the daily intake of a beverage prototype called Lyc-o-Mato((R)) containing a natural tomato extract (Lyc-o-Mato((R)) oleoresin 6 %) was able to modify plasma and lymphocyte carotenoid concentrations, particularly those of lycopene, phytoene, phytofluene and beta-carotene, and to evaluate whether this intake was sufficient… CONTINUE READING

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