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C R I T I C A L F I N D I N G S
Tomato/Tomato-based foods and Disease Risk
- Data suggest a beneficial effect of tomato (lycopene) intake (> 8 weeks) in reducing UV light-induced erythema; however, 5 of the 7 studies are from a single lab with multiple overlaps in study design and subject population. Additional research is warranted in other laboratories.
- Effect may depend on increased carotenoid and lycopene in skin.
Summary of studies and outcomes
- Number of studies = 7
- Risk estimates (RE) = 7
- (-) = 7
- N = 0
- (+) = 0
- Risk estimates by Tomato or Lycopene category
- √GT G. Tom = 1 (-)
- √PT P. Tom = 6 (-)
- √FT F. Tom =
- √Lyco Lyco =