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Lycopene slows human prostate tumour growth in mice and combined with vitamin E is even better
... and German researchers has provided evidence that lycopene
may be able to inhibit the growth of prostate tumo...studies have already indicated that high intake of lycopene
a carotinoid that gives the red colour to tomatoes and other fruits is associated with a reduced r...
16th EORTC NCI AACR Symposium 'Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics'
...and topics: * Dr. Jacqueline Limpens: Study shows lycopene
and vitamin E inhibits growth of prostate tumours in mice, underpinning epidemiological evidence. Phase II trial in patients now under way. * Dr. Olivier Feron: A revolutionary approach to angiogenesis - exploiting tumour blood vessels to boost chemo...
Dietary supplement many not lower prostate cancer risk
...showing a 32 percent drop in risk. No benefit from lycopene
alone was seen in either the energy-restricted or unrestricted groups. "Our study does not say that lycopene
is useless," Clinton says. "Instead it suggests that if we want the health benefits of tomatoes, we ...
Lycopene's anti-cancer effect linked to other tomato components
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- New research suggests that lycopene
-- a carotenoid in tomatoes that has been linked t...t anti-cancer effect. "It has been unclear whether lycopene
itself is protective. This study suggests that lycopene
is one factor involved in reducing the risk ...
Genetically modified E. coli produce plant product used in foods and cosmetics, Science study says
... the three necessary genes, they demonstrated that lycopene
is the physical precursor to bixin. Lycopene is th...oduce bixin, they did not change color because the lycopene
had already turned these single-celled bacteria red. Lycopene is an antioxidant that gives foods suc...
Hebrew University researchers develop method to improve neutraceutical absorption
...have asked for vehicles for nutraceuticals such as lycopene
(which can lower the risk of contracting prostrate or breast cancer and also can slow down certain signs of aging), phytosterol (which helps prevent the accumulation of cholesterol), and lutein (which retards cataract growth). A cooking oil which can...
Cooking sweet corn boosts disease-fighting nutrients
...is quite a different model. "The tomato is rich in lycopene
but has very low amounts of phenolic compounds. Sweet corn is very high in phenolics," he says....
Cornell researchers turn conventional thinking about canned corn on its ear
...ntioxidant activity, chiefly due to an increase in lycopene
-- a phytochemical that makes tomatoes red. The findings are obviously good for the processing industry, Liu said, but they are also good for the consumer: "It doesn't matter if it's raw; it doesn't matter if it's cooked; it doesn't matter if it's fr...
Tomato packs more cancer-fighting punch
...he USDA Vegetable Laboratory, says the increase in lycopene
occurred naturally in the genetically modified tom...he same as in the control tomatoes," he says. "The lycopene
levels increased two to 3.5 times compared to the non-engineered tomatoes." The research was announc...
Tomato ripening gene could make store tomatoes tastier
... the longer a tomato remains on the vine, the more lycopene
(an antioxidant that inhibits cancer and heart disease) is produced. Giovannoni's research team also has been able to moderate the ripening process, creating tomatoes that ripen at fast, medium or slow speeds. Using a procedure called "antisense," t...
Other highlights in the March 6 issue of JNCI
... note, however, that it remains to be seen whether lycopene
is the key compound in reducing prostate cancer risk. Contact: Rob Hutchison, Brigham and Womens Hospital, (617) 534-1606; fax: (617) 534-1610; email@example.com Ras Gene May Play a Role in the Regression of Neuroblastomas Neuroblastomas...
'Gift of the Magi' bears anti-cancer agents, researchers suggest
...ng resveratrol (from grapes), genestein (from soy) lycopene
(from tomatoes) and catechins (from tea). The good news is that these compounds all come from food and are unlikely to be toxic to healthy cells, which could mean fewer side effects as a chemotherapy agent, the researcher says. Once the compound is b...
Can tomatoes protect against cancer?
...antioxidants has generated interest in the role of lycopene
in disease prevention, further research is critical to spell out the role of this disease fighter and to formulate guidelines for healthy eating....
Compounds From Fruits, Vegetables And Grains Slow The Growth Of Human Tumor Cells
...parent compound called mevalonicacid. Limonene and lycopene
are examples of isoprenoids that inhibit cancer. Many isoprenoids contribute to plants' distinctive flavors and fragrances, Elsonsays. In plants, isoprenoids help regulate germination, growth, flowering, anddormancy while attracting pollinators and p...
Antioxidant Vitamin Supplementation And Lipid Peroxidation In Smokers
...ediated oxidation) in smokers. In addition, plasma lycopene
and vitamin concentrations and total peroxyl radic...entrations of plasma vitamin C, beta-carotene, and lycopene
were found to be significantly correlated with the conjugated diene lag phase and rate of formation....