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|Title:||Functional properties of carotenoids in human health|
|Authors:||Perera, C.O. |
|Keywords:||Absorption and transport|
|Citation:||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|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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