Prolonged tomato juice consumption has no effect on cell-mediated immunity of well-nourished elderly men and women.

@article{Watzl2000ProlongedTJ,
  title={Prolonged tomato juice consumption has no effect on cell-mediated immunity of well-nourished elderly men and women.},
  author={Bernhard Watzl and Achim Bub and Mark Blockhaus and Birgit Maria Herbert and Petra Maria L{\"u}hrmann and Monika Neuh{\"a}user-Berthold and Gerhard Rechkemmer},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={130 7},
  pages={1719-23}
}
The immunomodulatory potential of carotenoids has been investigated thoroughly only for beta-carotene. Data on the immunomodulatory activity of other carotenoids such as lycopene are scarce. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of prolonged tomato juice consumption on cell-mediated immunity of well-nourished healthy elderly persons. In an intervention study, 33 female and 20 male subjects (aged 63-86 y) consumed 330 mL/d tomato juice (47.1 mg/d lycopene) or mineral water… CONTINUE READING
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