Funding for this research was provided by:
University of Sheffield
Cambridge Nutraceuticals Ltd
Received: 5 December 2018
Accepted: 9 September 2019
First Online: 8 October 2019
Compliance with ethical standards
: The researchers were responsible for the study design, data collection, data analysis, decision to publish and preparation of the manuscript. Cambridge Nutraceuticals Ltd had no part in the design, delivery, data collection, data analysis, interpretation of the data, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript. For the avoidance of doubt, the company’s only involvement in the study was the supply of the product for the purpose of the study and part funding of the study. Cambridge Nutraceuticals Ltd funded half of the running costs for this trial and also provided the lactolycopene and placebo treatments free of charge. The remainder of the running costs and the researchers who conducted the trial were funded via The University of Sheffield. This research was carried out at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Sheffield Clinical Research Facility. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of Cambridge Nutraceuticals Ltd, the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.