February 12, 2016


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What other names is Lycopene known by?

All-Trans Lycopene, All-Trans Lycopène, Cis-Lycopène, Licopeno, Lycopène, Lycopenes, Lycopènes, Psi-Psi-Carotene, Psi-Psi-Carotène.

What is Lycopene?

Lycopene is a naturally occurring chemical that gives fruits and vegetables a red color. It is present in particularly high amounts in tomatoes and tomato products. People use it to make medicine.

Likely Effective for...

  • Preventing lycopene deficiency.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Preventing diabetes.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Prostate cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, oral leukoplakia, heart disease, eye disease (age related maculopathy), exercise-induced asthma, human papilloma virus (HPV) infection, cataracts, and preventing hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis).

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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