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Dietary carotenoids and risk of gastric cancer: a case-control study in Uruguay

A significant drop in stomach cancer risk is found among individuals on high carotenoid diet.

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Higher intake of carotenoid is associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer in Chinese adults: a case-control study.

​A decline in colorectal cancer risk is associated with high dietary intake of foods containing carotenoids, such as α-carotene, β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, and lycopene.

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Carotenoid intake and esophageal cancer risk: a meta-analysis.

​Regular consumption of foods high in carotenoids may help to inhibit the development of cancerous cells and tumors in the esophagus.

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Circulating carotenoids and risk of breast cancer: pooled analysis of eight prospective studies.

​The odds of preventing breast cancer may be stacked in favor of women with high circulating levels of carotenoids, such as of α-carotene, β-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene.

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Tomatoes Linked to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

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The prostate gland is a walnut-sized gland of the male reproductive system located between the bladder and the penis. It plays a very important role in male fertility and the proper functioning of the urinary tract, as it secretes fluid that nourishes and protects the sperm. The cells of the prostate gland can undergo mutation, trans...

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Lycopene and Risk of Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

​High intake of lycopene-rich foods may help guard against the development of prostate cancer.

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Protective effect of total carotenoid and lycopene intake on the risk of hip fracture: a 17-year follow-up from the Framingham Osteoporosis Study.

​Hip and non-vertebral osteoporotic fractures are less likely to occur in individuals who are habitual consumers of foods loaded with carotenoids, especially lycopene.

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Do dietary lycopene and other carotenoids protect against prostate cancer?

​Frequent consumption of foods loaded with lycopene, lutein, zeaxathin, beta-carotenoids, alpha-carotenoids, and beta-cryptoxanthin may help boost an individual's defenses against prostate cancer.

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Dietary and circulating lycopene and stroke risk: a meta-analysis of prospective studies.

​Significant reduction in the risk of stroke is associated with individuals with high blood levels of lycopene.

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Lycopene and risk of cardiovascular diseases: A meta-analysis of observational studies.

​Consistent consumption of foods high in lycopene may help guard against the development of cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and coronary heart disease.

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Prospective study of carotenoids, tocopherols, and retinoid concentrations and the risk of breast cancer.

Breast cancer is less likely to occur in women with high serum concentrations of carotenoids, such as lutein, lycopene, and beta-carotene.

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Inverse associations between plasma lycopene and other carotenoids and prostate cancer.

Low prostate cancer risk is associated with high plasma levels of lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-cryptoxanthin.

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