Beta Carotene and Smoking

Recent studies have shown that smokers do not go together, and supplements of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant, meaning it does not inactivate free radicals in the body. In the process, it oxidizes and can be oxidized to form a kind of pro-oxidant or byproducts. Normally, we do not by-products of behavior antioxidant beta-carotene should be provided. If you have a healthy diet with a variety of antioxidants you maintain in combination, work to protect it from oxidation.

It seems that smokers, on the other side to do something to fear. Two studies in the late nineties found that people who were at least smoke a pack a day or drank more alcohol than average and took beta-carotene or vitamin A at a higher risk of developing lung cancer and die at a higher risk. Each of these studies have shown that beta-carotene is not helping many of its participants and smoking was hurting, in fact, some of them. The first process, called alpha-Tocopheral, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention Trial showed lung cancer Eighteen percent more than eight percent of deaths among male smokers, which has 20 mg of beta-carotene . The second study, known as beta-Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial (CARET) The first results showed that the numbers are lung cancer by 28 per cent higher in the group of smokers and former smokers had beta-carotene and vitamin A and Seventeen percent more deaths. These results were similar for Cancer Prevention Trial final results, it is the participants were taking supplements before the trial, said at the end.

Why? Now he thought that anti-oxidants protect each other by scientists oxidation suggest that smokers do not get enough of other types of antioxidant vitamins in their systems to prevent this. It has been shown that smoking of vitamin C at low in blood, and that is one of the antioxidants. Thus, beta-carotene is oxidized in the body after it uses its antioxidant properties, it is indeed a free radical damage or further damage to lung cells of smokers, leading to abnormal cell growth and cancer. With low, other types of antioxidants in the body, there is nothing to stop. Scientists believe that the two antioxidants that work together to protect the body from beta-carotene by oxidants are vitamins E and C.

If you are a smoker, you should not try the beta-carotene or vitamin A to avoid in the diet. These experiments suggest that all anti-oxidants work together to prevent cancer and isolation either for human consumption, particularly in a non-natural, the simple negation of its effects and sometimes cause problems. What you need to do is focus on eating more foods with antioxidants in combination. There is no evidence, such as electricity, consumption of foods with beta-carotene to suggest that they may increase cancer risk in smokers.

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