lycopene


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lycopene

[′lī·kə‚pēn]
(biochemistry)
C40H50 A red, crystalline hydrocarbon that is the coloring matter of certain fruits, as tomatoes; it is isomeric with carotene.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Lycopene is an incredibly effective antioxidant and we're constantly learning more about its many health benefits.'
These new publications point to a variety of roles for lycopene in colorectal, skin, and ovarian cancers, while also shedding new light on its underlying benefits.
Standard lycopene and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) were purchased from Sigma-Aldrich Chemical Co.
Unlike other fruits and vegetables where nutritional content, such as vitamin C, is diminished when the produce is cooked, the processing of tomatoes increases the concentration of bioavailable lycopene.
(3) The diabetic group treated with lycopene (DL) at a rate of 4 mg per kg of body weight (dissolved in distilled water distilled twice), which was administrated as gavages [24]
Lycopene was purchased from LycoRed (London, UK) and kept in oxygen-free containers at -80[degrees]C until used in the experiments.
Lycopene first gained media attention several years ago when it was linked to a lower risk for prostate cancer in men.
The deep red colour of lycopene and its antioxidant property is due to the presence of these 11 conjugated double bonds and due because of this reason lycopene is used in food coloring.
Orange tomatoes contain a different form of lycopene, known to scientists as "cis-lycopene," that's easier for our bodies to absorb.
[9] Not much studies regarding role of lycopene in controlling age related hearing loss are available.