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From The AACR 2012 Meeting – Does Lycopene Effect Prostate Cancer?

From The AACR 2012 Meeting - Does Lycopene Effect Prostate Cancer? Yesterday’s post was about the themes I saw in cancer research. Starting today I will be reporting specific research items I saw at the meeting that specifically are important to men with prostate cancer. Dr. Peter Gann of the University of Illinois at Chicago [...]

Lycopene – Just Another Bust!

A group of investigators, interested in the influence of lycopene on both the clinical and laboratory progression of advanced prostate cancer in men with hormone refractory prostate cancer, ran a small prospective Phase II pilot study. The researchers gave lycopene supplementation (15 mg) daily for 6 months to their trial subjects. They performed follow up [...]

Bend Those Lycopene Molecules and Enjoy Your Tomato Sauce

According to Ohio State University researchers processing the red tomato boosts the absorption of the all important antioxidant lycopene when consumed. We usually think of processed food not being healthy, but in this case processing is better. Lycopene belongs to a family of antioxidants named carotenoids. Carotenoids’ antioxidant properties have long been associated with protecting [...]

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