Lycopene For Breast & Prostate Cancer
People who consume Lycopene have a reduced risk of prostate, lung, and colon cancer. A prostate cancer study found that lycopene supplements appeared to reduce the uncontrolled growth of prostate cancer cells. In animal studies, lycopene prevented lung, colon, and breast cancers.
Animal studies have also found cancer-preventative benefits with lycopene and reduction of cholesterol.
The deep red color that is present in watermelons, pink grapefruit, guavas and tomatoes is caused by lycopene, a carotenoid. Carotenoids are fat soluble and so in the human body are found in fatty tissue and transported by lipoproteins. They act as dietary precursors to Vitamin A and significantly aid the immune system.
However, lycopene has a far greater property than just food coloring. It is a very powerful antioxidant - which can help to combat diseases such as cancer, heart and eye diseases. It was found that increased concentration of lycopene gave an increased protective effect, so the most concentrated food sources, like tomato puree and ketchup, are better protectors against these diseases. However the human body cannot produce this molecule and needs to obtain it from certain foods and/or supplements.
Lycopene helps prevent degenerative diseases by donating its electrons to oxygen free radicals thus neutralizing them before they can damage cells. Free radicals are molecules that have at least one unpaired electron. By donating an electron lycopene can stabilise the free molecule. There have been many recent studies into lycopene so that it can be used to its fullest potential in fighting these diseases.
A heart study measuring lycopene in fatty tissue of 1,374 men showed that it could reduce the risk of a heart attack by 50%. It has been seen that lycopene can be used as an anti-carcinogen, greatly reducing the risk of some cancers.
In a six-year study of 47,000 male health professionals Harvard Medical School found that eating tomato products more than twice a week was associated with 21-34% reduced risk of prostate cancer. In 1995 Harvard School of Public Health studied further into this and found that those men who ate more than 10 servings of tomato foods a week were 45% less at risk to prostate cancer; those with only 4-7 servings were 20% less at risk. The University of Illinois found that comparing woman with the highest levels of lycopene and those with the lowest showed that the highest levels were five times less likely to have cervical cancer.
One study followed 47,894 men for 4 years. Subjects who ate large amounts of tomatoes or tomato sauce had lower rates of prostate cancer. (See Gionvannucci E. Tomatoes, tomato-based products, lycopene, and cancer: review of the epidemiological literature. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1999; 91:317-331.)
The combination of lycopene and vitamin E suppresses tumor growth in mice by 73 percent and increases survival time by 40 percent. Lycopene alone tends to inhibit tumor growth and to prolong survival time as well, but less effectively (53 percent and 19 percent, respectively).
Femhealth's formula consists of: Lycopene (from concentrated extract), Quercitin (from concentrated extract), Yew (Taxus brevifolia), and 10mg Zinc. Over 75% of all American men, age 50 and over, have prostate disorders. An increasing number of men under 50 are experiencing the same problem. Over age 60, the numbers increase even more. Our testing shows that if you are now using 4 Ultra Prost capsules (for an enlarged Prostate) each day, you can take 1 Lycopene Plus and 1 Ultra Prost, in the morning and in the evening. For advanced cases you can double this dosage. Many problems that can result in men can be very serious (prostate cancer is on the rise) adding Advanced Prostate to your diet can afford the average man more protection.
� Try it for 30 days and see and feel the difference that Lycopene Plus can make!
� In advanced cases of prostate problems use Lycopene Plus and Ultra Prost.
Ingredients: Lycopene Concentrate, Quercitin Concentrate, Yew (Taxus brevifolia), Zinc, and EarthZyme Complex. Other Ingredients: Spirulina, Concentrated rare trace minerals, barley juice, mineral salts, lactobacillus, plant enzymes, and exclusive cultures.
Lycopene Plus is useful for cancer prevention and treatment, eye disease prevention and treatment for male prostate disease.
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Additional Lycopene References:
1. Weisburger JH. Evaluation of the evidence on the role of tomato products in disease prevention. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1998;218:140-143.
2Sies H, Stahl W. Lycopene: antioxidant and biological effects and its bioavailability in the human. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1998;218:121-124.
3Giovannucci E, Ascherio A, Rimm EB, et al. Intake of carotenoids and retinol in relation to risk of prostate cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1995;87:1767-1776.
4Giovannucci E, Clinton SK. Tomatoes, lycopene, and prostate cancer. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1998;218:129-139.
5Franceschi S, Bidoli E, La Vecchia C, et al. Tomatoes and risk of digestive-tract cancers. Int J Cancer. 1994;59:181-184.
6Kim DJ, Takasuka N, Kim JM, et al. Chemoprevention by lycopene of mouse lung neoplasia after combined initiation treatment with DEN, MNU and DMH. Cancer Lett. 1997;120:15-22.
7Okajima E, Tsutsumi M, Ozono S. Inhibitory effect of tomato juice on rat urinary bladder carcinogenesis after N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl)nitrosamine initiation. Jpn J Cancer Res. 1998;89:22-26.
8Gann PH, Ma J, Giovannuci E, et al. Lower prostate risk in men with elevated plasma lycopene levels: results of a prospective study. Cancer Res. 1999;59:1225-1230.
9Gionvannucci E. Tomatoes, tomato-based products, lycopene, and cancer: review of the epidemiological literature. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1999;91:317-331.
10Michaud DS, Feskanich D, Rimm EB, et al. Intake of specific carotenoids and risk of lung cancer in 2 prospective US cohorts. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000;72:990-997.
11Gionvannucci E. Tomatoes, tomato-based products, lycopene, and cancer: review of the epidemiological literature. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1999;91:317-331.
12Michaud DS, Feskanich D, Rimm EB, et al. Intake of specific carotenoids and risk of lung cancer in 2 prospective US cohorts. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000;72:990-997.
13Franceschi S, Bidoli E, La Vecchia C, et al. Tomatoes and risk of digestive-tract cancers. Int J Cancer. 1994;59:181-184.
14Mares-Perlman JA, Brady WE, Klein R, et al. Serum antioxidants and age-related macular degeneration in a population-based case-control study. Arch Ophthalmol. 1995;113:1518-1523.
15Giovannucci E, Ascherio A, Rimm EB, et al. Intake of carotenoids and retinol in relation to risk of prostate cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1995;87:1767-1776.
16Giovannucci E, Clinton SK. Tomatoes, lycopene, and prostate cancer. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1998;218:129-139.