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Diet Rich in Antioxidants May Reduce Lung Cancer Risk in Smokers and Nonsmokers

Curetoday.com - Mar 16, 2017
The authors on the study found that high intakes of beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lycopene and vitamin C were associated with a reduced risk of squamous cell carcinoma, while high intakes of beta-carotene and alpha-carotene lowered ...

How antioxidants aid in healthy living: Vitamins C, E and beta carotene can help ward off a multitude of diseases

National Post - Feb 27, 2017
But well-respected studies of tens of thousands of heavy smokers in Finland and the U.S. found that beta carotene supplements were associated with a significantly higher incidence of lung cancer than in smokers who did not take beta carotene.

Can Beta-Carotene Make You More Attractive? | Psych Central News

PsychCentral.com - Feb 15, 2017
White males with high levels of carotenoids -- yellow and red pigments -- in their skin appear healthier and more attractive to females; but this skin tone does.

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Beta Carotene books

Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene are Miracle Workers

by: Murray, Frank
This book discusses how two inexpensive vitamins can jump-start the immune system, thereby protecting us against HIV/AIDS, measles, malaria, cancer, diarrhea, blindness, and other life-threatening illness.

Like vitamins D,E, and K, vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is stored in the liver, where it becomes a valuable reserve against deficiencies. Few reports in the literature show that it is harmful. Beta-Carotene is pro-vitamin A and is harmless.

Pregnant women should have their vitamin A intake, from foods and supplements, monitored by their doctor so as not to harm the fetus, whose liver is quite small.
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Biological Effects of B-Carotene

by: Rosa Martha Perez Gutierrez, Adriana Maria Neira Gonzalez, Sandra Lugardo Diaz
Several carotenoids show enhancement of the immune response, inhibition of mutagenesis, reduction of induced nuclear damage, and protection from various neoplastic events in cells, tissues, and whole animals. Some carotenoids, including ss-carotene, quench highly reactive singlet oxygen under certain conditions and can block free radical-mediated reactions. Evidence from observational epidemiological studies has shown that a high consumption of fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids is associated with a low risk for cancer.
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Beta-Carotene and Other Carotenoids

by: Richard A. Passwater
Describes the beneficial characteristics of beta-carotene and the foods in which it is found.
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Beta-carotene and Other Carotenoids by Richard A. Passwater

by: Richard A. Passwater

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Beta-carotene is a pigment found in plants that gives them their color. Watch video to know more about beta-carotene side-effects and more.

The Dark Side of Beta Carotene

Research published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry showed that there could be hazards to consuming excessive amounts of beta carotene. It could ...

Beta Carotene Causes Cancer? Dr Neal Barnard

Does beta carotene cause cancer? What about the findings that show beta carotene actually protects us from cancer? Does beta carotene cause cancer in ...

Beta-Carotene: key nutrient for cancer prevention and immunity

In this video Dr Meschino explains the role of Beta-carotene in cancer prevention, reversal of precancerous conditions and immune support, including dosages ...