Effects of carotenoids on human immune function.

@article{Hughes1999EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of carotenoids on human immune function.},
  author={David A. Hughes},
  journal={The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={
          713-8
        }
}
  • D. Hughes
  • Published 1 August 1999
  • Biology
  • The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
Many epidemiological studies have shown an association between diets rich in carotenoids and a reduced incidence of many forms of cancer, and it has been suggested that the antioxidant properties of these compounds are a causative factor. Attention has focused on the potential role of one specific carotenoid, beta-carotene, in preventing cancer, and numerous publications have described in vitro experiments and animal studies which suggest that not only can this carotenoid protect against the… 

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