Researchers from Firat University in Turkey, the University of Maryland and the Karmanos Cancer Institute at Wayne State University in Detroit have found that lycopene may be able to reduce the size and incidence of fibroid tumors. The study supplemented the basic diet of Japanese quails with either 100mg or 200mg of lycopene per kilogram of food. After 10 months, the supplemented quails had fewer leiomyomas (benign tumors) compared to a control group fed only the basic diet (10% versus 20%). The average diameter of the tumors was significantly smaller in the supplemented groups, as well. The lycopene used in the study was provided by DSM Nutritional Products Inc. DSM Nutritional Products Inc., 800-526-0189