C R I T I C A L F I N D I N G S
Plasma/Serum Lycopene and Disease Risk
- No studies specifically investigated the effect of tomato/tomato-based products or lycopene on weight loss or weight management endpoints.
- People with higher BMIs or greater fat mass have lower concentrations of plasma carotenoids and lycopene. This may reflect dietary patterns, absorption and or metabolic insufficiencies in overweight/obese individuals compared to healthy weight individuals.
Summary of studies and outcomes
- Number of studies = 9
- Risk estimates (RE) = 9
- (-) = 6
- N = 3
- (+) = 0
- Risk estimates by Tomato or Lycopene category
- √GT G. Tom =
- √PT P. Tom =
- √FT F. Tom =
- √Lyco Lyco = 6 (-), 3 (N)