Serum lycopene levels in patients with diabetic retinopathy.

  title={Serum lycopene levels in patients with diabetic retinopathy.},
  author={Zhen-Zuo Li and Xiu-Zhen Lu and Chi-cheng Ma and Li Chen},
  journal={European journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={20 4},
PURPOSE Accumulating evidence indicates that oxidative stress may play an important role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and its complications. Lycopene, a very potent antioxidant of carotenoids, has received considerable scientific interest in recent years for its potential role in the prevention of oxidative stress-related chronic diseases. This study was undertaken to investigate whether the serum levels of lycopene are altered between type 2 diabetic patients with and without… CONTINUE READING