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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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Increased dietary and circulating lycopene are associated with reduced prostate cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

​Marked reduction in the risk of prostate cancer is associated with high consumption and elevated plasma concentrations of 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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Meta-analysis of the association between dietary lycopene intake and ovarian cancer risk in postmenopausal women.

​Generous intake of foods rich in lycopene may help cut down ovarian cancer risk in postmenopausal women.

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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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Vegetarian diets and blood pressure: a meta-analysis.

High blood pressure is less likely to develop in individuals adhering to a vegetarian dietary pattern.

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Effects of Vegetarian Diets on Blood Lipids: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Strict adherence to a vegetarian dietary pattern may be beneficial in reducing the concentrations of cholesterol floating in the blood.

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Association between plant-based diets and plasma lipids: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Regular intake of plant-based diets may help reduce cholesterol levels.

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Dietary intake of carotenoids and risk of type 2 diabetes.

Regular consumption of foods loaded with alpha-carotene and beta-carotene may provide individuals with powerful protection against type 2 diabetes.

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Nutrition, insulin, IGF-1, and cancer risk: a study of epidemiological evidence.

High serum concentrations and bioactivity of insulin and IGF-1 may promote the development and proliferation of cancerous cells.

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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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