Lycopene dietary supplements and prostate cancer treatment


Journal Article (Review)

Lycopene is the predominant carotenoid in tomatoes and is responsible for their red color. There is substantial epidemiologic evidence that suggests a protective effect of increased tomato and/or lycopene consumption and the development of prostate cancer. Studies on a direct therapeutic effect of lycopene on treating established prostate cancer are more limited and have met with mixed results. This review summarizes the currently available studies of lycopene supplementation as a treatment of prostate cancer. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Clark, PE; Hall, MC; Lee, WR

Published Date

  • January 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 72 - 75

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1556-4061

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.spre.2006.01.001

Citation Source

  • Scopus