Health benefits of a natural carotenoid rich oil: a proposed mechanism of protection against ischaemia/ reperfusion injury.

@article{Rooyen2008HealthBO,
  title={Health benefits of a natural carotenoid rich oil: a proposed mechanism of protection against ischaemia/ reperfusion injury.},
  author={Jacques van Rooyen and Adriaan Johannes Esterhuyse and Anna-Mart Engelbrecht and Eugene Francois du Toit},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          316-9
        }
}
Numerous studies have reported the protective properties of carotenoid supplementation against skin and eye associated diseases. However, conflicting data concerning the efficacy of beta-carotene in the pathogenesis of cancers and cardiovascular disease exist. It has been shown that beta-carotene is an effective antioxidant on its own or in combination with other antioxidants. Red palm oil (RPO) is a potent anti-oxidant rich oil which consists of carotenoids, tocopherols, tocotrienols and… CONTINUE READING

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