9781439855263

Carotenoids and Vitamin A in Translational Medicine

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  • ISBN13:

    9781439855263

  • ISBN10:

    1439855269

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/24/2013
  • Publisher: CRC Press
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Summary

Serving a broad community of researchers and practitioners conducting basic and clinical research on carotenoids and vitamin A for medical purposes, this book evaluates basic research, epidemiological studies, and clinical trials in the field. It updates information on the worldwide problem of vitamin A deficiency and discusses extensively the pros and cons of carotenoid supplementation in cancer. The authors provide a comprehensive overview of the efforts made in the field of carotenoid research with respect to translational medicine and present a future outlook on carotenoids as new therapeutic agents.

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