Low total plasma carotenoids are independent predictors of mortality among older persons: the InCHIANTI study.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Plasma carotenoids are considered a valid biological marker for fruit and vegetable dietary intake. Recent studies show that low carotenoid levels are associated with a high risk of inflammation, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. AIM OF THE STUDY To determine whether low plasma carotenoids are associated with increased mortality among older… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00394-008-0732-9

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