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Beta Carotene May Reduce Genetic Risk for Type-2 Diabetes

(Science Daily) Stanford University School of Medicine investigators have found that for people harboring a genetic predisposition that is prevalent among Americans, beta carotene, which the body converts to a close cousin of vitamin A, may lower the risk for the most common form of diabetes, while gamma tocopherol, the major form of vitamin E in the American diet, may increase risk for the disease…
The findings point the way to further experiments that could establish whether beta carotene and gamma tocopherol are, respectively, protective and harmful themselves, or merely "markers" whose blood levels dovetail with the presence or absence of some other substance, process or defect that is a true causal factor…
But [in the meantime,] maybe it can't hurt to eat a few more carrots.
Community: Top dietary sources of beta carotene are sweet potatoes, beef liver, spinach, and carrots, according to the NIH’s Office of Dietary Supplements. And the same agency says the top dietary sources of vitamin E are nuts, seeds, and the oils made from them.
And don’t forget that there are many practical things we can do to prevent, delay, or minimize the effects of type 2 diabetes.
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