R E T U R N M E N U
C R I T I C A L F I N D I N G S
Plasma/Serum Lycopene and Disease Risk
CVD - main findings
- Data support a protective association between serum lycopene concentrations and markers of chronic disease, particularly heart disease. This relationship extends to death from CVD (1 PC study), but may not extend to death from stroke.
- The positive (risk) association requires attention.
Summary of studies and outcomes
- Number of studies = 36^
- Risk estimates = 47
- (-) = 24
- N = 22
- (+) = 1