March 2013 Issue
Research Roundup: March 2013
Women with high carotenoid levels at lower risk of breast cancer. Data from 7,000 women in eight clinical trials showed a significant association between circulating blood levels of carotenoidsalpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopeneand lower breast cancer risk. Carotenoids, the red, orange and yellow pigments found in fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes, carrots, sweet peppers, leafy greens, and peaches, are thought to confer several health benefits, including anti-cancer properties.
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