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be·ta car·o·tene

also be·ta-car·o·tene  (bā′tə-kăr′ə-tēn′, bē′-)
The isomeric form of carotene that is most widely distributed in nature and is efficiently converted to vitamin A by the body.
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Noun1.beta-carotene - an isomer of carotene that is found in dark green and dark yellow fruits and vegetablesbeta-carotene - an isomer of carotene that is found in dark green and dark yellow fruits and vegetables
carotenoid - any of a class of highly unsaturated yellow to red pigments occurring in plants and animals
carotene, carotin, provitamin A - an orange isomer of an unsaturated hydrocarbon found in many plants; is converted into vitamin A in the liver
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Though more research conducted on humans is necessary, there is some evidence to suggest that antioxidants such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin prevent free radicals from damaging health.
M2 PRESSWIRE-September 4, 2019-: Global Beta-Carotene Market Size, Trends & Forecasts to 2025
Boiling sweet potatoes helps them to retain more beta-carotene and improves the nutrient absorption better than other cooking methods such as baking or frying.
In order to minimize oxidative stress in patients with cystic fibrosis, a supplement of 1 mg beta-carotene kg x [BW.sup.-1] x [day.sup.-1] (maximally 50 mg [beta]-carotene day-1) leads to the improvement of the quality of life [9].
Beta-carotene is a bioactive precursor retinoid that can form Vitamin A.
Nutrition studies indicate that beta-carotene in biofortified staple crops is converted efficiently to VA in the body.
In this test, defensive effect of beta-carotene was investigated in opposition to apoptosis induced by AFB1 in MDCK cells.
beta-Carotene inhibits neuroblastoma cell invasion and metastasis in vitro and in vivo by decreasing level of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha.
A prospective study nested within the Physicians' Health Study was conducted to determine whether supplementation with beta-carotene during radiation therapy for prostate cancer is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer death or metastases.
In 2001, the National Eye Institute (NEI) reported that a supplement with vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, zinc, and copper could slow macular degeneration, though only if the disease was already at an intermediate or advanced stage.
Beta-carotene is an organic compound - a terpenoid red-orange pigment; and is the major carotenoid precursor of vitamin A.
Washington, July 11( ANI ): A new study has revealed that consuming a whole fresh avocado with either an orange-colored tomato sauce or raw carrots significantly enhanced provitamin A carotenoid (alpha- and beta-carotene) absorption and conversion of these carotenoids to an active form of vitamin A.