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2010-12-06 00:00:36

A study conducted by Chaoyang Li and colleagues, of Atlanta's CDC, points to an apparent connection between increased blood levels of alpha-carotene and reduced risk of death. The further implication is that antioxidant supplements, such as those found in certain quality body cleanse programs, may be needed to ensure sufficient alpha-carotene for reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 5, 2010 According to the results of a new study to be released this...

2010-12-01 07:39:00

JENA, Germany, December 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The intake of preformed vitamin A from animal products is not sufficient in parts of the population in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The vitamin A precursor beta-carotene therefore has an important function in providing for an adequate supply of total vitamin A, international carotenoid experts state in a recently published consensus answer. An appropriate intake of beta-carotene from diet, fortified foods and/or dietary supplements could...

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2010-11-24 12:45:00

A new study suggests that eating lots of orange and dark green veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes and green beans may be tied to less disease and longer life. Scientists believe carotenoid antioxidants promote health by counteracting oxygen-related damage to DNA. Dr. Chaoyang Li of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told Reuters Health that consumption of fruits and vegetables has long been associated with lower risks of health problems like cancer and heart...

2010-11-22 21:05:53

High blood levels of the antioxidant alpha-carotene appear to be associated with a reduced risk of dying over a 14-year period, according to a report posted online today that will be published in the March 28 print issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Oxygen-related damage to DNA, proteins and fats may play a role in the development of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer, according to background information in the article....

2010-10-18 13:56:14

Oct. 18 AAO-MEACO 2010 Joint Meeting scientific program Today's Scientific Program of the 2010 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) - Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) Joint Meeting includes a report on beta carotene's ability to improve vision in people with certain incurable retinal diseases. The AAO-MEACO meeting"“the world's largest, most comprehensive ophthalmic education conference"“is in session October 16 through 19 at McCormick Place, Chicago. 9-cis...

2010-10-05 15:12:05

Newly released report finds younger women have greater 'carotenoid gap' in the diet than older women Only about a third of American women are meeting their fruit and vegetable intake recommendations, which means they are likely missing out on potentially important breast and ovarian health benefits (1). Along with vitamins, minerals and fiber, fruits and vegetables contain a type of phytonutrient called carotenoids, which research suggests help support women's health including breast and...

2010-10-04 22:54:01

A natural variation shows promise for increasing provitamin A in cassava roots using transgenic or conventional methods The roots of cassava (Manihot esculenta) serve as the primary source of carbohydrates in the diets of people in many arid regions of the world, including more than 250 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. Unfortunately the roots of commercial cassava cultivars are quite low in micronutrients, and micronutrient deficiencies are widespread in these regions. In addition to...

2010-09-08 14:43:40

A new Iowa State University study has found that corn bred to contain increased levels of beta-carotene is a good source of vitamin A. The discovery gives added support to the promise of biofortified corn being developed through conventional plant breeding as an effective tool to combat vitamin A deficiency in developing countries. Beta-carotene is converted in the body to vitamin A. The researchers found that the beta-carotene in the corn was converted to vitamin A at a higher rate than...

2010-07-13 02:36:36

Consuming more vitamin E through the diet appears to be associated with a lower risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Oxidative stress"”damage to the cells from oxygen exposure"”is thought to play a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease, according to background information in the article. Experimental data suggest that antioxidants, nutrients that help repair this...

2010-05-13 13:35:44

Vitamin A is critical to maternal health and child survival, yet in most developing countries Vitamin A deficiency is a leading cause of blindness and increased child mortality. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has long been a leader in vitamin A research, and scientists at the School recently discovered a link between offspring lung function and maternal vitamin A supplementation. The results are published in the May 13, 2010, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine....


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Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

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