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Lycopene in serum, skin and adipose tissues after tomato-oleoresin supplementation in patients undergoing haemorrhoidectomy or peri-anal fistulotomy.
Br J Nutr 2003; 90(4):759-66BJ

Abstract

Lycopene, the main carotenoid found in tomatoes and tomato-based products, has been reported to be protective against several types of cancer. Assessment of changes in plasma concentration of carotenoids following ingestion of lycopene-rich food sources does not necessarily predict changes in lycopene concentration or distribution of its isomers in other body tissues. Our aim was to determine the relationship between concentrations of lycopene and other tomato carotenoids in human serum and body tissues after tomato-oleoresin supplementation. Tomato lycopene oleoresin (30 mg/d) or a placebo was administered for 1 to 7 weeks to seventy-five volunteers undergoing elective haemorrhoidectomy or peri-anal fistulotomy. Carotenoid concentration and isomer distribution in blood and in the surgically removed skin and adipose tissues was measured by HPLC. The serum concentration of lycopene increased after supplementation from 0.26 (SD 0.12) to 0.52 (SD 0.25) micromol/l (n 35; P<0.0001). In the placebo group (n 40), lycopene serum concentration did not change significantly. Serum lycopene concentration after treatment was 2.2-fold greater in the lycopene group than in the placebo group, a slightly higher ratio than that found in skin and adipose tissue (1.6- and 1.4-fold higher than the placebo, respectively). A significant correlation between serum and tissue concentrations was found for both beta-carotene and lycopene in the placebo group, whereas in the lycopene-supplemented group the correlation between serum and tissues remained the same for beta-carotene but for lycopene was weak. Lycopene supplementation did not significantly change the proportion of all-trans v. cis isomers in the serum and tissues, despite the fact that more than 90 % of the supplemented lycopene was in the all-trans form. These results show that tomato-oleoresin supplementation increases lycopene concentrations in serum and in adipose tissue and skin. The ability to increase lycopene levels in tissues is one of the prerequisites for using it as a food supplement with health benefits.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

13129444

Citation

Walfisch, Yossi, et al. "Lycopene in Serum, Skin and Adipose Tissues After Tomato-oleoresin Supplementation in Patients Undergoing Haemorrhoidectomy or Peri-anal Fistulotomy." The British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 90, no. 4, 2003, pp. 759-66.
Walfisch Y, Walfisch S, Agbaria R, et al. Lycopene in serum, skin and adipose tissues after tomato-oleoresin supplementation in patients undergoing haemorrhoidectomy or peri-anal fistulotomy. Br J Nutr. 2003;90(4):759-66.
Walfisch, Y., Walfisch, S., Agbaria, R., Levy, J., & Sharoni, Y. (2003). Lycopene in serum, skin and adipose tissues after tomato-oleoresin supplementation in patients undergoing haemorrhoidectomy or peri-anal fistulotomy. The British Journal of Nutrition, 90(4), pp. 759-66.
Walfisch Y, et al. Lycopene in Serum, Skin and Adipose Tissues After Tomato-oleoresin Supplementation in Patients Undergoing Haemorrhoidectomy or Peri-anal Fistulotomy. Br J Nutr. 2003;90(4):759-66. PubMed PMID: 13129444.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Lycopene in serum, skin and adipose tissues after tomato-oleoresin supplementation in patients undergoing haemorrhoidectomy or peri-anal fistulotomy. AU - Walfisch,Yossi, AU - Walfisch,S, AU - Agbaria,R, AU - Levy,J, AU - Sharoni,Y, PY - 2003/9/18/pubmed PY - 2003/10/21/medline PY - 2003/9/18/entrez SP - 759 EP - 66 JF - The British journal of nutrition JO - Br. J. Nutr. VL - 90 IS - 4 N2 - Lycopene, the main carotenoid found in tomatoes and tomato-based products, has been reported to be protective against several types of cancer. Assessment of changes in plasma concentration of carotenoids following ingestion of lycopene-rich food sources does not necessarily predict changes in lycopene concentration or distribution of its isomers in other body tissues. Our aim was to determine the relationship between concentrations of lycopene and other tomato carotenoids in human serum and body tissues after tomato-oleoresin supplementation. Tomato lycopene oleoresin (30 mg/d) or a placebo was administered for 1 to 7 weeks to seventy-five volunteers undergoing elective haemorrhoidectomy or peri-anal fistulotomy. Carotenoid concentration and isomer distribution in blood and in the surgically removed skin and adipose tissues was measured by HPLC. The serum concentration of lycopene increased after supplementation from 0.26 (SD 0.12) to 0.52 (SD 0.25) micromol/l (n 35; P<0.0001). In the placebo group (n 40), lycopene serum concentration did not change significantly. Serum lycopene concentration after treatment was 2.2-fold greater in the lycopene group than in the placebo group, a slightly higher ratio than that found in skin and adipose tissue (1.6- and 1.4-fold higher than the placebo, respectively). A significant correlation between serum and tissue concentrations was found for both beta-carotene and lycopene in the placebo group, whereas in the lycopene-supplemented group the correlation between serum and tissues remained the same for beta-carotene but for lycopene was weak. Lycopene supplementation did not significantly change the proportion of all-trans v. cis isomers in the serum and tissues, despite the fact that more than 90 % of the supplemented lycopene was in the all-trans form. These results show that tomato-oleoresin supplementation increases lycopene concentrations in serum and in adipose tissue and skin. The ability to increase lycopene levels in tissues is one of the prerequisites for using it as a food supplement with health benefits. SN - 0007-1145 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/13129444/Lycopene_in_serum_skin_and_adipose_tissues_after_tomato_oleoresin_supplementation_in_patients_undergoing_haemorrhoidectomy_or_peri_anal_fistulotomy_ L2 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S0007114503001831/type/journal_article DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -