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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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Why is lycopene good for me?
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What are good sources of lycopene?
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Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an important antioxidant linked to reduced risk for cancer and he...
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Should I let my doctor know I am taking lycopene?
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Lycopene is general considered safe for consumption, but like with any medicine, if you are taki...
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