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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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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Effect of a Brown Rice Based Vegan Diet and Conventional Diabetic Diet on Glycemic Control of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A 12-Week Randomized Clinical Trial.

Vegan diets may improve glycemic control and reduce glycated hemoglobin levels in type 2 diabetes patients.

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A low-fat vegan diet improves glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factors in a randomized clinical trial in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Improved glycemic control and lipid profile is associated with type 2 diabetes patients who habitually consume a low-fat, vegan diets.

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Dietary carotenoids and risk of lung cancer in a pooled analysis of seven cohort studies.

Adequate intake of foods rich in beta-cryptoxanthin, such as citrus fruits, may help guard against the development of lung cancer.

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Dietary carotenoids and risk of coronary artery disease in women.

Regular consumption of high carotenoid diets, especially those rich in alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, may significantly cut down coronary artery disease (CAD) risk in women.

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Dietary fiber for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular disease is less likely to occur in frequent consumers of fiber-rich diets.

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A Plant-Based Nutrition Program.

Individuals on plant-based diets are more likely to enjoy healthy weight, better cholesterol profile, increased energy levels, and sound health.

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Effect of carotene and lycopene on the risk of prostate cancer: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of observational studies.

Regular intake of diets rich in lycopene and α-carotene may protect men against prostate cancer.

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Can the consumption of tomatoes or lycopene reduce cancer risk?

Frequent consumers of lycopene-rich foods, such as tomatoes, may have lower cancer risk.

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