Lycopene don’t prevent prostate cancer

One of the largest study to evaluate the role of blood concentrations of lycopene and other carotenoid antioxidants in preventing prostate cancer found that lycopene, an antioxidant, predominately found in tomatoes, does not effectively prevent prostate cancer, a disease that has been clearly associated with age.
Previous studies suggested that a diet rich in lycopene protected against prostate cancer.

In fact, the researchers noted an association between beta-carotene, an antioxidant related to lycopene, and an increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer.