Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/10942910601045271
Title: Functional properties of carotenoids in human health
Authors: Perera, C.O. 
Yen, G.M.
Keywords: Absorption and transport
Bioavailability
Carotenoids
Human health
Nutrition
Toxicity
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Source: Perera, C.O., Yen, G.M. (2007-04). Functional properties of carotenoids in human health. International Journal of Food Properties 10 (2) : 201-230. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/10942910601045271
Abstract: Carotenoids are compounds of great dietery importance. Recent interest in carotenoids has been stimulated by epidemiological studies that strongly suggest that consumption of carotenoid-rich foods reduces the incidence of several diseases such as cancers, cardiovascular diseases, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diseases related to low immune function, and other degenerative diseases. Health benefits of carotenoids are derived from the fruits and vegetables in the diet, particularly from cooked products containing oil, or from supplements of their extracts, such as tomato sauce, dried tomatoes, or those suspended in oil. This article provides a brief overview of the chemistry of carotenoids - their absorption, transport, bioavailability, metabolism, and their action as antioxidants, and in the prevention of a number of common diseases.
Source Title: International Journal of Food Properties
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/76229
ISSN: 10942912
DOI: 10.1080/10942910601045271
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