|Zearalone is a mycotoxin produced by several species of Fusarium fungi and often found in contaminated grains such as corn, barley, wheat, oats and sorghum.|
Silvia Peterini Boeria et al. Lycopene treatment prevents hematological, reproductive and histopathological damage induced by acute zearalenone administration in male Swiss mice. Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology 2014; In Press AND
Fransesco Massart et al. High growth rate of girls with precocious puberty exposed to estrogenic mycotoxins. Journal of Pediatrics 2008;152:690-5. AND
Zearalone has hematotoxic (toxic to blood) properties and estrogen disrupting effects at low concentrations and cause male and female infertility, reduced testosterone levels, and early puberty in girls.
Lycopene is a bright red phytochemical produced in tomatoes, watermelon, papaya and red carrots. Lycopene is a strong anti-oxidant and diets high in lycopene have been linked to lower levels of heart disease, macular degeneration, and several cancers including prostate cancer.
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