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ROLE OF LYCOPENE AS ANTIOXIDANT CAROTENOID IN THE PREVENTION OF CHRONIC DISEASES: A REVIEW

@inproceedings{Rao2003ROLEOL,
  title={ROLE OF LYCOPENE AS ANTIOXIDANT CAROTENOID IN THE PREVENTION OF CHRONIC DISEASES: A REVIEW},
  author={A. Venket Rao},
  year={2003}
}
Lycopene is a naturally present carotenoid in tomatoes. Among the carotenoids, lycopene is a major component found in the serum. High levels of lycopene have also been found in the testes, adrenal glands, prostate. Several recent studies including cell culture, animal and epidemiological investigations have indicated the effect of dietary lycopene in reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and coronary heart disease. Although, the antioxidant properties of lycopene are thought to… 

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