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Generic: Carrots
treats Antioxidant, Vitamin A deficiency, and Acute diarrhea

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This information is based on a systematic review of scientific literature, and was peer- reviewed and edited by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration ( J. Kathryn Bryan, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Nicole Giese, MS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Julie Goodfriend, PharmD (Northeastern University); Shaina Tanguay- Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration).


DISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence- based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to Selected references are listed below.

Agte V, Jahagirdar M, Chiplonkar S. GLV supplements increased plasma beta- carotene, vitamin C, zinc and hemoglobin in young healthy adults. Eur J Nutr 2006;45(1):29- 36.

Briviba K, Schnabele K, Rechkemmer G, et al. Supplementation of a diet low in carotenoids with tomato or carrot juice does not affect lipid peroxidation in plasma and feces of healthy men. J Nutr 2004;134(5):1081- 1083.

Bub A., Barth SW, Watzl B, et al. Paraoxonase 1 Q192R (PON1- 192) polymorphism is associated with reduced lipid peroxidation in healthy young men on a low- carotenoid diet supplemented with tomato juice. Br J Nutr 2005;93(3):291- 297.

Cardinault N, Tyssandier V, Grolier P, et al. Comparison of the postprandial chylomicron carotenoid responses in young and older subjects. Eur J Nutr 2003;42(6):315- 323.

Donaldson MS, Speight N, Loomis S. Fibromyalgia syndrome improved using a mostly raw vegetarian diet: an observational study. BMC Complement Altern Med 2001;1:7.

el Arab AE, Khalil F, Hussein L. Vitamin A deficiency among preschool children in a rural area of Egypt: the results of dietary assessment and biochemical assay. Int J Food Sci Nutr 2002;53(6):465- 474.

Gerrish CJ, Mennella JA. Flavor variety enhances food acceptance in formula- fed infants. Am J Clin Nutr 2001;73(6):1080- 1085.

Horvitz MA, Simon PW, Tanumihardjo SA. Lycopene and beta- carotene are bioavailable from lycopene 'red' carrots in humans. Eur J Clin Nutr 2004;58(5):803- 811.

Kurilich AC, Clevidence BA, Britz SJ, et al. Plasma and urine responses are lower for acylated vs nonacylated anthocyanins from raw and cooked purple carrots. J Agric Food Chem 8- 10- 2005;53(16):6537- 6542.

Moller P, Loft S. Oxidative DNA damage in human white blood cells in dietary antioxidant intervention studies. Am J Clin Nutr 2002;76(2):303- 310.

Ncube TN, Greiner T, Malaba LC, et al. Supplementing lactating women with pureed papaya and grated carrots improved vitamin A status in a placebo- controlled trial. J Nutr 2001;131(5):1497- 1502.

Thurmann PA, Steffen J, Zwernemann C, et al. Plasma concentration response to drinks containing beta- carotene as carrot juice or formulated as a water dispersible powder. Eur J Nutr 2002;41(5):228- 235.

Tyssandier V, Reboul E, Dumas JF, et al. Processing of vegetable- borne carotenoids in the human stomach and duodenum. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 2003;284(6):G913- G923.

Vieths S, Scheurer S, Ballmer- Weber B. Current understanding of cross- reactivity of food allergens and pollen. Ann NY Acad Sci 2002;964:47- 68.

Watzl B, Bub A, Briviba K, et al. Supplementation of a low- carotenoid diet with tomato or carrot juice modulates immune functions in healthy men. Ann Nutr Metab 2003;47(6):255- 261.

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