Tomatoes, tomato-based products, lycopene, and cancer: review of the epidemiologic literature.

  title={Tomatoes, tomato-based products, lycopene, and cancer: review of the epidemiologic literature.},
  author={E. Giovannucci},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={91 4},
  • E. Giovannucci
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the National Cancer Institute
  • The epidemiologic literature in the English language regarding intake of tomatoes and tomato-based products and blood lycopene (a compound derived predominantly from tomatoes) level in relation to the risk of various cancers was reviewed. Among 72 studies identified, 57 reported inverse associations between tomato intake or blood lycopene level and the risk of cancer at a defined anatomic site; 35 of these inverse associations were statistically significant. No study indicated that higher… CONTINUE READING
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