Lycopene: Implications for Human Health–A Review

*Corresponding author: Lynda M. Doyle*

Abstract

Lycopene is one of the six major dietary and serum carotenoids, and a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. A large and growing body of scientific evidence supports the role of lycopene in multiple areas of health, including cancer, prostate, cardiometabolic, lung, skin, and liver health, and elucidates lycopene’s mechanisms of action. This paper provides an overview of several benefit areas, specifically prostate, testes, cardiovascular, liver and skin health.

Keywords

Lycopene; Carotenoids; Cardiovascular disease (CVD); Human health.