A likopin - Egy természetes antioxidáns

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Abstract

Lycopene is a carotenoid found predominantly in tomatoes and tomato products. In contrast to β-carotene it is not a precursor of vitamin A in humans. Lycopene is not destroyed during food processing, moreover its bioavailability improves. Lycopene is the most powerful antioxidant amongst carotenoids. Beside the antioxidant effect it influences the expression of various proteins (enzymes of biotransformation, cyclin D1, connexins). According to epidemiologic studies tomato lycopene may reduce the risk of prostate cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Positive effects are also hypothesized in case of other diseases such as osteoporosis, neurodegenerative diseases and hypertension. Neither adverse effects upon lycopene supplementation nor lycopene toxicity have been reported. Therefore, several arguments support the consumption of natural lycopene, whilst there are no contraindications according to the present knowledge.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)1621-1624
Number of pages4
JournalOrvosi Hetilap
Volume146
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Antioxidants
Carotenoids
Lycopersicon esculentum
Food Handling
Connexins
Cyclin D1
Biotransformation
lycopene
Vitamin A
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Biological Availability
Osteoporosis
Epidemiologic Studies
Prostatic Neoplasms
Cardiovascular Diseases
Hypertension
Enzymes
Proteins

Keywords

  • Antioxidant
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Carotenoid
  • Lycopene
  • Prostate cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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A likopin - Egy természetes antioxidáns. / Bánhegyi, G.

In: Orvosi Hetilap, Vol. 146, No. 31, 2005, p. 1621-1624.

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Bánhegyi, G 2005, 'A likopin - Egy természetes antioxidáns', Orvosi Hetilap, vol. 146, no. 31, pp. 1621-1624.
Bánhegyi, G. / A likopin - Egy természetes antioxidáns. In: Orvosi Hetilap. 2005 ; Vol. 146, No. 31. pp. 1621-1624.
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