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Agricultural Reviews, volume 38 issue 4 (december 2017) : 282-289

Lycopene and human health-A review

Gurpreet Kaur, Anupama Sandal, Navjot Singh Dhillon
1Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology, Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur-176 062, Himachal Pradesh, India
Cite article:- Kaur Gurpreet, Sandal Anupama, Dhillon Singh Navjot (2017). Lycopene and human health-A review. Agricultural Reviews. 38(4): 282-289. doi: 10.18805/ag.R-1741.
Functional and nutraceutical foods have shared the disease load of huge population. This has led to the consumption of plant-based phytonutrients act as preventives agents when taken as dietary supplements. Their health promoting potentials are due to presence of functional ingredients. The antioxidant properties of lycopene are thought to be primarily responsible for its beneficial properties. Lycopene bioavailability, tissue distribution, metabolism, excretion, and biological actions in humans are beginning to accumulate although much additional research is necessary. Lycopene is an important carotenoids.These are found to be very beneficial for maintaining a good health and helps in preventing cancer, cardiovascular and other diseases.
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