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2004-11-30 15:00:11

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. And knowing how difficult flu shots are to come by this year, it's hard not to worry. Well, we may not be able to help you avoid getting sick, but we might be able to keep you from feeling quite so miserable for quite so long. Though experts generally agree no...

2004-11-27 03:00:10

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. In contradistinction, antioxidants are defined as any substance that, when present at low concentrations compared with that of the oxidizable substrate, significantly prevents the prooxidant-initiated oxidation of that substrate. In this context, and based on...

2004-11-27 03:00:09

EXPANDED ABSTRACT KEY WORDS: * antioxidants * dietary supplements * cancer Results from national surveys suggest that dietary supplement use has been increasing in the U.S. over the past two decades (1), with ~50% of the general population currently reporting regular dietary supplement use. Micronutrients often categorized as antioxidants, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and the carotenoids, comprise one subset of the ingredients in these products. Differential patterns of use of dietary...

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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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