One review of 13 studies illustrated that consuming plenty of alpha-carotene and beta-carotene
brought down risk of stomach cancers significantly.
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Pumpkins: Although fun to decorate, pumpkins are also a highly nutrient-dense food packed with fiber, potassium, and a wealth of antioxidants including vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene
. Consuming foods rich in beta-carotene
may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, offer protection against asthma and heart disease, and delay aging and body degeneration.
Manson, "Long-term beta-carotene
supplementation and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial," JAMA, vol.
Scientists at North Carolina State University wanted to know the extent of retention of beta-carotene
, derived from orange sweet potato, when sweet potato flour and puree are used as ingredients in the formulation of sweet potato breads.
Key words: Beta-carotene
, Biofortification, Bioavailability, Cassava, Maize, Provitamin A, Sweet potatoes, Vitamin A
is an effective agent which normalize the impaired antioxidants status, and boosts the intensity of antioxidants.
Effect of beta-carotene
on cancer cell sternness and differentiation in SK-N-BE(2)C neuroblastoma cells.
Comment: Two previous double-blind trials have found that supplementation of cigarette smokers with beta-carotene
increased the risk of developing lung cancer.
But NEI researchers worried that high-dose beta-carotene
pills (25,000 IU) would raise the risk of lung cancer in current or former smokers.
ameliorates radiation induced lipid peroxidation in mouse brain and testis.
Provitamin A carotenoids, like alpha- and beta-carotene
, impart the orange and yellow colors to many fruits and vegetables.
Select fruits and vegetables contain carotenoids such as beta-carotene
, also known as "provitamin A." Beta-carotene
is the most potent precursor of vitamin A for humans (meaning the body breaks down beta-carotene
into vitamin A).
In a recent survey, 8 of 10 consumers expressing a preference, preferred carrot extract on their food or beverage ingredient label versus beta-carotene
. "Based on many current ingredient labelling standards, consumers cannot distinguish if their food and beverages contain a natural or chemically derived beta-carotene
An article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition describes the finding of a protective effect for vitamin C, beta-carotene
, and magnesium against hearing loss, which frequently occurs during aging and affects approximately 17% of US adults.*