Serum beta-carotene and vitamin C as biomarkers of vegetable and fruit intakes in a community-based sample of French adults.

@article{Drewnowski1997SerumBA,
  title={Serum beta-carotene and vitamin C as biomarkers of vegetable and fruit intakes in a community-based sample of French adults.},
  author={A Drewnowski and Cheryl L Rock and Susan A Henderson and Allan Shore and Claude Fischler and Pilar Galan and Paul Preziosi and Serge Hercberg},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1997},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={1796-802}
}
Relatively high intakes of vegetables and fruit and relatively low intakes of fat are associated with lower rates of heart disease and many types of cancer. Biomarkers for vegetable and fruit consumption are most useful when applicable across different ages, body weights, diets, and varying patterns of fat intake. This study examined two biomarkers, serum concentrations of beta-carotene and vitamin C, as a function of anthropometric, dietary, and lifestyle factors in a community-based sample of… CONTINUE READING

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