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2005-12-27 16:01:40

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.

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2005-09-21 14:13:15

Whether individuals should take a beta-carotene supplement may depend largely on whether they've ever smoked.

2005-09-20 16:55:00

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.

2005-07-11 13:15:59

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.

2005-07-11 13:20:00

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.

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2005-05-20 07:55:29

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.

2004-11-30 18:00:11

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.

2004-11-30 18:00:11

A U.S. study of smokers taking beta-carotene supplements found cardiovascular disease mortality disappeared after the smokers stopped taking the supplements.

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.

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.


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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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