Skin

Nine (9) publications meeting criteria for this review were available. Data suggest a beneficial effect of tomato/tomato-based foods intake and protection from UV light induced erythema. Of note however is that much of the work supporting this conclusion is from a single laboratory. Additional research from other laboratories is warranted. Research indicates that the protective effect of tomato intake may depend on increased carotenoid and lycopene concentrations in skin tissue.

Main Findings

Main Findings

Lycopene Supplementation
and Disease Risk

This section evaluates the relationship between lycopene supplementation and skin protection as measured by:

  • UV light-induced erythema
  • General Skin condition

Tomato/Tomato-based foods and Disease Risk

This section critically evaluates the relationship between tomato/tomato-based foods intake and skin protection as measured by:

  • UV light-induced erythema

Critical Findings

Critical Findings