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what is the effect of lycopene in tomatoes?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Lycopene: A good antioxidant.
Answered on Nov 24, 2012
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Several food ones: Lycopene is a good antioxidant, but may also have direct anti-proliferative effects in cancer too. These cellular effects may make it a helpful partner (not by itself) in cancer treatment. Some of its metabolites could have anti-cancer effects as well. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21615277.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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