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What is lycopene used for?

Lycopene is an antioxidant used in the body primarily to fight the cell damage caused by free radicals that lead to illnesses like cancer and heart disease. Lycopene also helps to fight asthma related inflammation, diabetes, skin problems, and dental conditions like gingivitis. Lycopene also helps to fight cell damage from environmental and food-borne toxins, like smoking and sunburn.

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Are there any risks in using lycopene?
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