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Lycopene tends to concentrate in bodily tissues at higher amounts than all other carotenoids, especially in the testes and adrenal glands. Indeed, dietary consumption of lycopene may be especially beneficial to men, since the carotenoid has been strongly associated with a lowered risk of prostate cancer. Some studies have also suggested that men who eat significant quantities of foods rich in lycopene are less likely to experience heart disease than those who do not. Yet, women may considerably benefit from lycopene consumption as well, since recent research indicates that lycopene may lessen the risk of macular degenerative disease, serum lipid oxidation, and cancers of the lung, bladder, cervix, and skin.

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