has been thought of value to humans and other species because of excellent antioxidant properties9 and has been shown to guard against APAP-induced hepatic damage cancers and heart diseases1012.
The amount of beta carotene
in roots stored under different conditions tended to increase in the first month of storage.
The study involved 7,641 male physicians from the Physicians' Health Study I, who had begun taking beta carotene
or placebo in 1982, plus 7,000 new recruits age 50 and over, whose randomization began in 1997.
In another study, over 22,000 male physicians aged 40 to 84 were randomly assigned to receive either beta carotene
or a placebo from 1984 to 1995.
It is a gold mine of beta carotene
with the squash and carrots and also contains calcium and minerals from the yogurt and lots of vitamin C from the fresh lime juice.
As beta carotene
has clearly no benefit and even a hint of possible harm, I can see no reason that people should take it," comments National Cancer Institute director Richard Klausner.
Research shows that the antioxidant beta carotene
possesses "cancer preventing compounds," according to Dr.
More than 29,000 middle-aged male smokers, divided into four groups, were given beta carotene
(20 milligrams daily) alone, vitamin E (50 milligrams) alone, both nutrients, or a placebo for an average of six years.
Of these nutrients, beta carotene
has received the most attention of late, and some manufacturers of dietary supplements containing beta carotene
have been promoting these products as possible cancer preventives.
Paul Knekt of the Social Insurance Institution, Helsinki, reported recently on studies supporting the hypothesis that foods rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene
may help prevent cancer.
Softgel Combines Strongest Ocean Spray Cranberry Extract with Vitamin C, Beta Carotene
and Selenium in Low Calorie2 Formula that Offers Maximum Urinary Tract Support
Objective: To study the protective role of beta carotene
against acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity in rats.