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Lycopene as a Natural Antioxidant Used to Prevent Human Health Disorders

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University Institute of Diet and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore 54000, Pakistan
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Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar 9617913112, Iran
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Department of Diet and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Health and Allied Sciences, Imperial College of Business Studies, Lahore 53720, Pakistan
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Department of Clinical Nutrition, NUR International University, Lahore 54000, Pakistan
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Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore Syed Abdul Qadir Jillani (Out Fall) Road, Lahore 54000, Pakistan
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Poostchi Ophthalmology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz 7134845794, Iran
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Department of Technology of Food Products, K.G. Razumovsky Moscow State University of Technologies and Management (the First Cossack University), 109004 Moscow, Russia
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Food Science and Technology Department, Shakarim State University of Semey, Semey 071412, Kazakhstan
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Department of Crop Science, College of Sanghuh Life Science, Konkuk University, Seoul 05029, Korea
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Noncommunicable Diseases Research Center, Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fasa 7461686688, Iran
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Department of Persian Medicine, Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fasa 7461686688, Iran
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V.M. Gorbatov Federal Research Center for Food Systems of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 109029, Russia
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K.G. Razumovsky Moscow State University of Technologies and Management (the First Cossack University), Moscow 109004, Russia
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Antioxidants 2020, 9(8), 706; https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox9080706
Received: 12 June 2020 / Revised: 25 July 2020 / Accepted: 30 July 2020 / Published: 4 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Antioxidants in Foods)
Lycopene, belonging to the carotenoids, is a tetraterpene compound abundantly found in tomato and tomato-based products. It is fundamentally recognized as a potent antioxidant and a non-pro-vitamin A carotenoid. Lycopene has been found to be efficient in ameliorating cancer insurgences, diabetes mellitus, cardiac complications, oxidative stress-mediated malfunctions, inflammatory events, skin and bone diseases, hepatic, neural and reproductive disorders. This review summarizes information regarding its sources and uses amongst different societies, its biochemistry aspects, and the potential utilization of lycopene and possible mechanisms involved in alleviating the abovementioned disorders. Furthermore, future directions with the possible use of this nutraceutical against lifestyle-related disorders are emphasized. Its protective effects against recommended doses of toxic agents and toxicity and safety are also discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: lycopene; antioxidants; oxidative stress; cancer; diabetes; cardiovascular diseases; skin disorders lycopene; antioxidants; oxidative stress; cancer; diabetes; cardiovascular diseases; skin disorders
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Imran, M.; Ghorat, F.; Ul-Haq, I.; Ur-Rehman, H.; Aslam, F.; Heydari, M.; Shariati, M.A.; Okuskhanova, E.; Yessimbekov, Z.; Thiruvengadam, M.; Hashempur, M.H.; Rebezov, M. Lycopene as a Natural Antioxidant Used to Prevent Human Health Disorders. Antioxidants 2020, 9, 706. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox9080706

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Imran M, Ghorat F, Ul-Haq I, Ur-Rehman H, Aslam F, Heydari M, Shariati MA, Okuskhanova E, Yessimbekov Z, Thiruvengadam M, Hashempur MH, Rebezov M. Lycopene as a Natural Antioxidant Used to Prevent Human Health Disorders. Antioxidants. 2020; 9(8):706. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox9080706

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Imran, Muhammad, Fereshteh Ghorat, Iahtisham Ul-Haq, Habib Ur-Rehman, Farhan Aslam, Mojtaba Heydari, Mohammad A. Shariati, Eleonora Okuskhanova, Zhanibek Yessimbekov, Muthu Thiruvengadam, Mohammad H. Hashempur, and Maksim Rebezov. 2020. "Lycopene as a Natural Antioxidant Used to Prevent Human Health Disorders" Antioxidants 9, no. 8: 706. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox9080706

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