Published in Cancer Weekly, January 13th, 2004
According to a study from the United States, "Lycopene has repeatedly been shown to inhibit the growth of human prostate cells in vitro. However, previous studies with lycopene have focused on cancer specimens, and it is still unclear whether this carotenoid affects the growth of normal human prostate cells as well.
"Therefore, we investigated the effects of lycopene on normal human prostate epithelial cells (PrEC) by treating them with synthetic all-E-lycopene (up to 5 micro mol/L) and assessing proliferation via [3H]thymidine...
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