Single- and multiple-dose-response relationships of beta-carotene in cystic fibrosis.


Concentrations of carotenoids are low in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and are associated with essential fatty acid deficiency and increased markers of inflammation. We conducted single- and multiple-dose studies of beta-carotene supplementation in patients with CF. Dose-proportional increases in beta-carotene concentrations were found, although… (More)