Categories for Carotenoids

High Level of Serum Carotenoid is associated with Increased Bone Mineral Density in Chinese Adults

A cross-sectional study reveals that high concentration of serum carotenoids – is positively correlated to higher bone mineral density (BMD) in middle-aged and elderly Chinese adults, especially in women. In this large study, 1898 women and 933 men aged 50-75 years were recruited and the follow-up study was done after a mean interval of 3.1... View Article

Dietary Carotenoids Reduces Risks of Type 2 Diabetes in Middle-Aged and Older Japanese Patients – Mikkabi cohort study

The prestigious British Medical Journal’s Open Diabetes Research and Care published the first longitudinal cohort study that demonstrates that long term high consumption of carotenoids especially pro-vitamin A carotenoids (alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin) reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes in middle aged and older Japanese patients. A total of 1073 males and females age... View Article

High Carotenoid Dietary Intake Increases Leukocyte Telomere Length

  A new study demonstrates increased level of blood carotenoids (ie: high consumption of carotenoid-rich foods) increases telomere length. Telomere length is a biomarker for age-related diseases. Hence, shorter telomere length is associated with aging, cancer and a higher risk of developing age-related disease and vice versa. In this study, 3660 participants aged 20-year-old and... View Article

High Dietary Intake of Alpha-carotene and Beta-carotene Decreases Breast Cancer Risk

A new and largest nested case-control study to date demonstrates that high plasma concentration of carotenoids (alpha-carotene and beta-carotene) lowers the risk of developing Estrogen Receptor-negative (ER-) breast cancer (ie: growth of cancer cells that is independent of estrogen hormone). This study is part of the large EPIC study (the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer... View Article

High Dietary Multi-Carotenoids Reduces AMD Risks

Cohort Study: High Dietary Intake of Multi-Carotenoids including Alpha-carotene and Beta-carotene Reduces Risks of AMD A recent cohort study reveals that high intakes of carotenoids, – lutein and zeaxanthin, together with alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin are associated with decreased risks of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). A total of 63443 women from Nurses’ Health Study... View Article

Know Your Fats

Since the FDA announced a total ban on the use of trans fat by 2018, many consumers and food manufacturers have started looking at alternatives. Malaysian red palm oil is not only free of trans fats, it is also sustainably produced. Why should consumers choose Malaysian red palm oil? Red palm oil is semi-solid at room (ambient) temperature... View Article

New Study Shows Dietary Carotenoids Intake Is Linked To Type 2 Diabetes Risks In Healthy Men And Women

PRESS RELEASE New Jersey, USA – High levels of dietary carotenoids, especially beta-carotene and alpha-carotene, are associated with reduced type 2 diabetes risk in generally healthy men and women, data from of a prospective study published in Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases suggest. To investigate the relationship between higher dietary carotenoid intakes and type 2... View Article

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