Thursday, December 18, 2014

Beta carotene helps with inflammation

Low-grade inflammation is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Results from a recent study in Annals of Metabolism suggest that the beta carotene status may be inversely associated with low-grade inflammation in the long term by lowering C-Reactive Protein levels. CRP is a blood marker for inflammation.

Steve: For those of you who may not know, beta carotene is a form of vitamin A found in foods like carrots and sweet potatoes.

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