Plasma lycopene, other carotenoids, and retinol and the risk of cardiovascular disease in women.

@article{Sesso2004PlasmaLO,
  title={Plasma lycopene, other carotenoids, and retinol and the risk of cardiovascular disease in women.},
  author={Howard D Sesso and Julie E. Buring and Edward Paul Norkus and J. Michael Gaziano},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={47-53}
}
BACKGROUND Growing evidence suggests that lycopene has significant in vitro antioxidant potential. Lycopene has rarely been tested in prospective studies for its role in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention. OBJECTIVE We examined the association between plasma lycopene and the risk of CVD in middle-aged and elderly women. DESIGN A prospective, nested, case-control study was conducted in 39 876 women initially free of CVD and cancer in the Women's Health Study. Baseline blood samples were… CONTINUE READING

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