Tomato juice consumption reduces systemic inflammation in overweight and obese females

@article{Ghavipour2012TomatoJC,
  title={Tomato juice consumption reduces systemic inflammation in overweight and obese females},
  author={Mahsa Ghavipour and Ahmad Saedisomeolia and Mahmoud Djalali and Giti Sotoudeh and Mohammad Reza Eshraghyan and Ali Malekshahi Moghadam and Lisa G. Wood},
  journal={British Journal of Nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={109},
  pages={2031 - 2035}
}
Tomatoes are the richest source of lycopene, a potent antioxidant. Tomato products improve antioxidant defences and reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases, at least partly, due to the presence of lycopene. Lycopene, as an anti-inflammatory agent, prevents the production of inflammatory cytokines. Obesity is a chronic inflammatory condition in which the increased level of body fat leads to an increase in circulating inflammatory mediators. We hypothesised that the consumption of a lycopene… 
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