Lycopene and cardiovascular diseases: an update.

  title={Lycopene and cardiovascular diseases: an update.},
  author={Alvaro Mordente and Barbara Guantario and Elisabetta Meucci and Andrea Silvestrini and Enrico Lombardi and Giuseppe Ettore Martorana and Bruno Giardina and V. B{\"o}hm},
  journal={Current medicinal chemistry},
  volume={18 8},
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Western societies and accounts for up to a third of all deaths worldwide. In comparison to the Northern European or other Western countries, the Mediterranean area has lower rates of mortality from cardiovascular diseases and cancer, and this is attributed, at least in part, to the so-called Mediterranean diet, which is rich in plantderived bioactive phytochemicals. Identification of the active constituents of the Mediterranean diet… CONTINUE READING
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