Category Archives: Antioxidants

Research appearing in the International Journal of Preventative Medicine (2013 April; 4(Suppl 1): S16-23) looked at 64 female athletes and the effect of supplementing with vitamins C and E. The subjects were randomly assigned to one of four groups. One group was given 250 mg of vitamin C per day. The second group was given […]

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A study that appeared in the American Journal of Ophthalmology (Epublshed ahead of print July 20, 2012) looked at the relationship between diet and glaucoma. The cross-sectional study looked at 584 African American Women, 77 of whom were diagnosed with glaucoma in at least one eye. Researchers found that a high intake of foods that

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Carotenoids are oil-soluble plant pigments that the body can convert to vitamin A. They are responsible for the bright colors of produce. The best known carotenoid is beta-carotene. Beta carotene also has the most vitamin A activity of all of the carotenoids. Other carotenoids include alpha carotene, lycopene, lutein, astaxanthin, beta crpytoxanthin, and zeaxanthin. A

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