News tagged with carotene

'Super' banana to face first human trial

A super-enriched banana genetically engineered to improve the lives of millions of people in Africa will soon have its first human trial, which will test its effect on vitamin A levels, Australian researchers ...

Jun 16, 2014
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High alpha-carotene levels associated with longer life

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 ...

Nov 22, 2010
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Increase of beta-carotene in corn improves human health

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Michigan State University researcher is among a team of scientists that have uncovered the mechanism by which the amount of beta-carotene, or provitamin A, is increased in corn, a finding that can help ...

Mar 22, 2010
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Big US study will test vitamin D, fish oil

Two of the most popular and promising dietary supplements - vitamin D and fish oil - will be tested in a large, government-sponsored study to see whether either nutrient can lower a healthy person's risk of getting cancer, ...

Jun 22, 2009
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