April 2013 Issue
Research Roundup: April 2013
Carotenoid consumption may reduce hip fracture risk in lean men. Increasing dietary intake of carotenoids, such as beta-carotene (found in yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, such as sweet potatoes and carrots) and total intake of vegetables decreased the risk of hip fracture in elderly, lean men, according to a Chinese study using data from more than 60,000 men and women. However, vegetable and carotenoid consumption had no association with hip fracture risk in women.
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