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Doctor insights on: Lycopene Side Effects

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What is the effect of lycopene in tomatoes?

What is the effect of lycopene in tomatoes?

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. ...Read more

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What might be some causes of having a high lycopene level in a blood test?

What might be some causes of having a high lycopene level in a blood test?

Food & supplements: You could get high lycopene from eating a lot of tomatoes, sauce, juice, or taking supplements w//lycopene. ...Read more

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Can lycopene in tomatoes helps prevent cancer?

Can  lycopene in tomatoes helps prevent cancer?

A definite maybe: The claim has been around for 20 years, the final verdict isn't in, the links that are real tend to get proved fast (for example, Aspirin and colon cancer), and i'm old enough to have seen dozens of these claims collapse on closer examination. If you like tomatoes, go for it. ...Read more

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I got red urination. I do not have any fever or any pain! I am panicking!!!! I am on meds (eye vits nothing serious) containing lycopene. HELP!!!!

I got red urination. I do not have any fever or any pain! I am panicking!!!! I am on meds (eye vits nothing serious) containing lycopene. HELP!!!!

Blood in urine: indicates the need to see your doc. Could be minor or something more. He/she will take good care of you. No need to panic. Peace and good health. ...Read more