is an antioxidant compound that gives tomatoes and certain other fruits and
vegetables their color. It is one of the major carotenoids in the diet of North
Americans and Europeans. Carotenoids are pigments that give yellow, red, and
orange vegetables and fruits their colors. The body uses some types of
carotenoids (but not lycopene) to make vitamin A. Lycopene is an antioxidant
that may help prevent or reduce the risk of developing different types of
cancer, especially lung cancer, prostate, stomach and colon.
may lower the risk of heart disease; macular degenerative disease, an
age-related illness that can lead to blindness; and lipid oxidation, the damage
to normal fat molecules that can cause inflammation and disease. It is also
said to lower LDL ("bad" cholesterol), enhance the body's defenses,
and protect enzymes, DNA, and cellular fats.
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