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Diet high in carotenoids from fruits and vegetables may help prevent or delay the onset of ALS

3/3/2013 - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS, is a devastating degenerative illness that incapacitates its victims in a manner similar to those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. At present, there is no known cure or effective treatment for the illness, which is believed to be the result of oxidative...

Lower your breast cancer risk with fruits and vegetables high in carotenoids

2/9/2013 - Women with high blood levels of the naturally occurring plant chemicals known as carotenoids have significantly lower risk of breast cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. It...

Carotenoids in fruits and vegetables: Do these reduce the risk of breast cancer?

2/5/2013 - Breast cancer is one of the most dreaded health conditions. It is a type of cancer which begins in the tissues found in the breast. It basically comes in two types. The first one is ductal carcinoma which first affects the ducts or the specific tubes that work in transmitting milk starting from the...

Eat your veggies! Carotenoids reduce fracture risk

12/26/2012 - With all the talk about the bone thinning condition osteoporosis almost always aimed at women, you may not be aware that thin men have a strong risk for hip fractures as they age. But a new study shows there may be a way to modify that risk. No, the answer isn't taking Big Pharma's side effect loaded...

New evidence indicates natural carotenoids prevent breast cancer

12/10/2012 - Women are often inundated with frightening statistics about breast cancer as if there's nothing to be done but hope they won't get it. And they are urged to expose their breasts to the radiation in mammograms every year in case the dreaded, sometimes killer disease is lurking in their chests. However,...

The importance of beta carotene

11/3/2012 2:59:51 AM - First and foremost beta carotenes are one of the many brightly compounds called carotenoids that make foods red, yellow, and orange. Also, those red or orange colored hydrocarbons found in carrots and other vegetables change into vitamin A in the body, which helps regulate the growth of cells and control...

Eat tomatoes, avoid a stroke?

10/11/2012 - According to Finnish researchers, a diet rich in carotenoids such as lycopene and beta-carotene may significantly lower the risk of stroke for men. Higher concentrations of carotenoids in the blood were associated with as much as a 55-59 percent decrease in the likelihood of having a stroke during the...

Fruit and vegetable carotenoids protect women from breast, ovarian cancer

10/8/2010 - Achieving good health and avoiding disease involves eating a variety of nutrient-rich foods on a regular basis, particularly those that together provide the full spectrum of phytonutrients that each contribute to a different aspect of good health. Unfortunately, many people are not getting the variety...

Carotenoids in veggies and fruits improve eyesight and prevent eye diseases

1/7/2010 - Countless moms have told their children to eat their veggies -- especially carrots -- in order to help their eyesight. It turns out that "old wives' tale" is actually sound science. According to a study just published in the Journal of Food Science, a publication of the Institute of Food Technologists,...

Astaxanthin: The Miracle Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Nutrient

5/24/2009 - For years, I've been a strong proponent of astaxanthin, a remarkable nutrient sometimes called "King of the carotenoids!" Derived from microalgae (and also found in wild salmon), astaxanthin is on my list as one of the top three most important nutrients for human health. I take an astaxanthin supplement...

Lutein boosts eye health, preventing cataracts and macular degeneration

7/30/2005 - Fruits and vegetables have yet another disease-fighting weapon to offer you: Lutein. Studies show this carotenoid prevents and, to some extent, reverses vision loss, immune system problems, cancer and cardiovascular disease. With that in mind, load up your plate with foods high in lutein -- carrots,...

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