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CHICAGO (Reuters) - A vitamin-rich diet lowers the risk of contracting macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness among the elderly in developed countries, researchers said on Tuesday.
Whether individuals should take a beta-carotene supplement may depend largely on whether they've ever smoked.
High intake of beta-carotene seems to decrease the risk of tobacco-related cancers among people who've never smoked, but to increase the risk among current or past smokers, new research suggests. Although the findings are based on a study of women, the researchers believe that similar results would be obtained in men.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gold-colored bacteria that cause more disease than colorless strains do so because they carry antioxidants to protect themselves against immune system attack, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.
Gold-colored bacteria that cause more disease than colorless strains do so because they carry antioxidants to protect themselves against immune system attack, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.
Leafy greens, whole grains, nuts and other foods rich in vitamin E may help prevent Parkinson's disease, according to a new review of eight studies.
TUESDAY, Nov. 30 (HealthDayNews) -- Twenty years ago, high doses of beta carotene were thought to have cancer-preventing power, and two large clinical trials were launched to determine if it might reduce lung cancer among cigarette smokers.
A U.S. study of smokers taking beta-carotene supplements found cardiovascular disease mortality disappeared after the smokers stopped taking the supplements.
BODY BOOSTERS * Arm yourself with beta carotene, vitamin C with bioflavinoids, zinc and garlic You feel sick just thinking about it -- the fever, the chills, the aches and pains and fatigue and mountains of Kleenex.
EXPANDED ABSTRACT KEY WORDS: * antioxidants * prooxidants * dietary fat Prooxidants often are considered synonymous with reactive species, toxic substances that can cause oxidative damage to major constituents of biological systems.
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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