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C R I T I C A L F I N D I N G S
Plasma/Serum Lycopene and Disease Risk
- Data are suggestive.
- Three (3) studies showed a negative relationship between increasing serum lycopene and reduced oxidative stress markers (protein thiols) and bone turnover marker (NTx). Two studies showed lower serum lycopene in osteoporotic patients compared to control women.
- One study suggesting gene-nutrient interactions with lycopene and PON-1 polymorphisms and bone turnover markers.
Summary of studies and outcomes
- Number of studies = 5
- Risk estimates (RE) = 5
- (-) = 5
- N = 0
- (+) = 0
- Risk estimates by Tomato or Lycopene category
- √GT G. Tom =
- √PT P. Tom =
- √FT F. Tom =
- √Lyco Lyco = 5 (-)