As quoted from Menshealth, a recent study found that levels of lycophene stimulates the immune cell in the body to fight cancer. This can prevent DNA damage and inhibit the spread of cancer.
Researchers from the University of Florida found that Papaya is effective as an anti-cancer agents against cancers such as cervical, breast, liver, lung and pancreas. The results of the study were published in the journal Ethnopharmacology.
It is known after the researchers conducted tests using a tea made from dried papaya leaf extract. The fruit is known to increase the chemical substances that regulate the immune system.
Dr. Nam Dang of the University of Florida says that the extra papaya tested in this laboratory has no toxic side effects on normal cells. So that he could likely be used as an alternative medicine. However, further research is still needed to determine the effects it produces when it enters the body.
In terms of content lycophene, turns Papaya also contains other sources of vitamin C, potassium and folic acid which makes it a very healthy fruit.
Other fruits and vegetables that contain a fairly good lycophene are tomatoes, watermelon, grapes, and generally foods that contain meat lycophene have a full color