Is lycopene beneficial to human health?

@article{Bramley2000IsLB,
  title={Is lycopene beneficial to human health?},
  author={Peter M. Bramley},
  journal={Phytochemistry},
  year={2000},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={233-6}
}
Since humans cannot synthesise carotenoids de novo, we depend upon the diet exclusively for the source of these micronutrients. Although the necessity for beta-carotene, as the precursor of vitamin A has been recognised for many years, it is lycopene that has attracted substantial interest more recently. Lycopene is the red-coloured carotenoid predominantly found in tomato fruit, but in few other fruits or vegetables. It has claimed that it may alleviate chronic diseases such as cancers and… CONTINUE READING

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Lycopene is the red - coloured carotenoid predominantly found in tomato fruit , but in few other fruits or vegetables .
Lycopene is the red - coloured carotenoid predominantly found in tomato fruit , but in few other fruits or vegetables .
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Lycopene is the red - coloured carotenoid predominantly found in tomato fruit , but in few other fruits or vegetables .
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Lycopene is the red - coloured carotenoid predominantly found in tomato fruit , but in few other fruits or vegetables .
Although the necessity for beta - carotene , as the precursor of vitamin A has been recognised for many years , it is lycopene that has attracted substantial interest more recently .
Although the necessity for beta - carotene , as the precursor of vitamin A has been recognised for many years , it is lycopene that has attracted substantial interest more recently .
Lycopene is the red - coloured carotenoid predominantly found in tomato fruit , but in few other fruits or vegetables .
Lycopene is the red - coloured carotenoid predominantly found in tomato fruit , but in few other fruits or vegetables .
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