Sep 30, 2023

Tomatoes, Lycopene & Cancer: The Juicy Research on this Pantry Essential

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Join Dr. Ralph W. Moss and Ben Moss as they delve into the science of tomatoes and their potent component, lycopene. Uncover the groundbreaking research that positions lycopene as a significant agent against cancer. Discover the fascinating journey of lycopene from the humble tomato to its swift presence in our bloodstream, fueling our body’s defense mechanisms. This episode is a compelling look into how nature equips us with powerful tools to combat disease, and offers practical insights on maximizing the benefits of tomatoes in our diet.

Articles Cited in this Episode:

Karppi J, Kurl S, Nurmi T, Rissanen TH, Pukkala E, Nyyssönen K. Serum lycopene and the risk of cancer: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor (KIHD) study. Ann Epidemiol. 2009 Jul;19:512–8. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2009.03.017. Epub 2009 May 13. PMID: 19443241.


Kim JY, Paik JK, Kim OY, Park HW, Lee JH, Jang Y, Lee JH. Effects of lycopene supplementation on oxidative stress and markers of endothelial function in healthy men. Atherosclerosis. 2011 Mar;215:189–95. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2010.11.036. Epub 2010 Dec 9. PMID: 21194693.


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