Dietary lycopene supplementation suppresses Th2 responses and lung eosinophilia in a mouse model of allergic asthma.


Allergic airways disease (AAD) is associated with an increased influx of eosinophils to the lungs, mucus hypersecretion and Th2 cytokine production. Dietary antioxidant supplementation may alter cytokine responses and thus allergic inflammation. Lycopene is a potent dietary antioxidant. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of lycopene… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2009.12.003