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    September 17, 2019 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Naturally Derived Lycopene May Help Improve Blood Pressure

    Lycopene is a carotenoid with antioxidant properties that is foundin tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables. Previous studies have foundthat it may help improve heart health and blood pressure. Now a new studysuggests that naturally derived lycopene may help...

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  • November 27, 2016 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Lycopene May Help Protect Against UV Damage to the Skin

    Ultraviolet radiation from sunlight penetrates the skin and damages it, causing wrinkles, sun spots and possibly skin cancer over time. A recent study suggests that taking a lycopene-rich tomato nutrient or lutein may help protect against UV damage to the...

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  • November 3, 2016 Emma McGowan

    Tomato Extract May Help With Artery Health

    Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidization is a risk factor for atherosclerosis. A recent study suggests that carotenoid-rich tomato extract may slow one of the processes that lead to thickening of the artery wall. Participants in the study included 146 healthy people...

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  • September 8, 2014 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Lycopene-Rich Foods May Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men around the world. Rates are highest in developed countries, possibly due to a Westernized diet and lifestyle.  A recent study suggests that men who eat more than 10...

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  • June 19, 2014 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Lycopene Shown to Improve Vascular Health

    Lycopene is an antioxidant compound that gives fruits and vegetables a red color.A recent study suggests that taking a lycopene supplement may improve blood vessel health (endothelial function), which in turn improves general cardiovascular health. Participants in the study included...

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  • November 5, 2013 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Lycopene Found to Lower Blood Pressure

    Hypertension (or high blood pressure) is a major cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in American adults and CVD is the cause of approximately 35% of American deaths every year. While anti-hypertensive medications are increasingly common, they also can have pretty...

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  • January 22, 2013 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Lycopene Intake Linked With Lower Risk of Heart Disease

    Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that gives pink and red fruits and vegetables their color. A recent study has found that lycopene may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 17% and coronary heart disease (CHD) by 26%. Participants...

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