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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 7
First page : ( 964) Last page : ( 966)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00184.0

Effect of Lycopene on Oral Lesions: A Short Review

M. Banu A. Fazeelath1, Murthykumar Karthikeyan2,*, Dr. Dhanraj3

13rd year BDS, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, 162, Poonamelle High Road, Chennai-600077

2Final year BDS, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, 162, Poonamelle High Road, Chennai-600077

3Senior lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, 162, Poonamelle High Road, Chennai-600077

*Corresponding Author E-mail: karthikmohan87@yahoo.com

Online published on 15 October, 2016.

Abstract

Oral lesions are the causes of cancers of the oral cavity. There is increased risk of the precancerous lesion to develop into cancer. There are many nonsurgical treatment for oral lesions. Lycopene is a carotenoid obtained from tomatoes. Studies have shown that carotenoid rich foods have reduced the risk of cancer. This article studies on the effect of lycopene on the oral lesions.

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Keywords

Lycopene, Oral Lesions.

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