beta-carotene


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an isomer of carotene that is found in dark green and dark yellow fruits and vegetables

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Many oncologists are concerned about the possibility that beta-carotene or other antioxidants might interfere with the anticancer effects of chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
The 2013 AREDS2 study found that replacing beta-carotene with lutein plus zeaxanthin and cutting zinc (to 25 mg a day) worked just as well (with no difference in hospitalizations), and that omega-3 fats (EPA and DHA) didn't help.
Table 24: World 15-Year Perspective for Beta-Carotene by
The second study investigated the same outcome, but replaced high beta-carotene tomato sauce with raw carrots.
To learn more, Agricultural Research Service plant physiologist Gene Lester and colleagues measured the beta-carotene concentrations in orange-fleshed honeydew and cantaloupe melons grown under the same greenhouse conditions.
When the joint effects of high versus low nutrient intake were considered, the combination of high beta-carotene or vitamin C with high magnesium was associated with increased protection against hearing loss at high frequencies.
Beta-carotene is more commonly available in supplements than alpha-carotene.
In contrast to artificial azo dyes, which do not occur in nature, our beta-carotene and lycopene are identical to their counterparts found in carrots or tomatoes.
However, beta-carotene was deemed safe and this led to the advice women should eat more of this nutrient, allowing the body to convert what it needs into vitamin A.
ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Beta-carotene in so-called Golden Rice converts to vitamin A in humans, according to researchers.
The researchers measured the intakes of total and individual carotenoids, including alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, and lutein plus zeaxanthin.
Once the plant is implemented, Iran will turn into the world`s sixth producer of beta-carotene from algae.
Beta-carotene is the pigment that gives carrots their orange coloring.
There is some truth in the tale that carrots help you see in the dark as they are rich in beta-carotene which helps prevent cataracts
The colour comes from high levels of the nutrient beta-carotene, an anti-oxidant that is turned into vitamin A in the body.