Lycopene in the scientific literature
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If you enter the term ÔÇ£lycopeneÔÇØ in PubMed, 3085 articles will be returned that refer to this carotenoid 1 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed consultato in data 25/10/2012 The first dates back to 1935 22. Miller ES, Mackinney G, Zscheile FP. Absorption spectra of alpha and beta carotenes and ly- copene. Plant Physiol. 1935; 10:375-81. and the last to 18 October 2012 3. Of these 3085 articles, 1069 were published in the last 5 years: 1023 in English, 15 in Chinese, 7 in Spanish, 4 in German, 3 in French, 2 in Italian, 2 in Japanese, 1 in Korean and 12 in other languages 3 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed consultato in data 25/10/2012 . Over the past 5 years, 199 articles concerned observations con – ducted in animals and 482 in humans 4 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed consultato in data 25/10/2012 ; the number of articles on clinical trials amounted to 79, the number of articles on in vitro experiments was 4 and the number of reviews was 96 5 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed consultato in data 25/10/2012 . The preventive and therapeutic role of lycopene has been mainly studied in prostatic disease, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, photo-protection, lung cancer and breast cancer.

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1, 3, 4, 5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed consultato in data 25/10/2012
2. 2. Miller ES, Mackinney G, Zscheile FP. Absorption spectra of alpha and beta carotenes and ly- copene. Plant Physiol. 1935; 10:375-81.