Lycopene reduces the risk of chronic kidney disease

Micronutrients and lifestyles in Taiwanese patients with stage 3 to 5 chronic kidney disease.

This study investigated the association between blood levels of the antioxidant lycopene, painkillers use and the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Blood levels of antioxidants were measured in 201 patients with CKD and in 313 persons without the disease. The results showed that higher blood levels of lycopene were associated with lower risk of CDK. Moreover, a significantly higher risk of CDK was demonstrated in painkillers users than in non-users. More details can be found in the study.
Chiang SS, Tai CW, Chung CJ, Shiue HS, Chen JB, Su CT, Hsueh YM. Micronutrients and lifestyles in Taiwanese patients with stage 3 to 5 chronic kidney disease. Nutrition. 2010 Mar;26(3):276-82.


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