Lycopene Has Health Benefits Beyond Prostate Cancer Prevention
By Stacey J. Bell, DSc, RD | Contributing Writer
- Vol. 8, No. 2. Summer, 2007
A recent National Cancer Institute sponsored study has challenged the notion that increased lycopene consumption can prevent prostate cancer. But on closer analysis of the data, that conclusion is hardly written in stone. A wealth of other research shows that this valuable nutrient, found abundantly in tomatoes, can lower blood pressure, reduce cardiac events, and even protect against sunburn.