Re: Beta-carotene ? Vitamin B ? Huh ?
- From: "BLueCoBra" <bluecobra@*nospam*intergate.com>
- Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 23:00:08 -0400
I wonder how vitamin A palmitate would work in lieu of beta carotene?
"Lynn" <lynn.scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> New Information About Beta Carotene And Smoking
> by Dan Roberts
> As most of us are aware, beta carotene (i.e. vitamin A) has been shown to
> increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers [Finnish Alpha-Tocopherol,
> Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention (ATBC) study]. For this reason, people who
> smoke, or have recently smoked, are being advised to avoid supplements
> containing beta carotene. This has caused concern among patients who wish
> follow the dietary recommendations of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study
> (AREDS). (See www.mdsupport.org/library/study.html)
> Now, however, an important long-term study has shown that smokers who
> consume reasonable amounts of beta carotene in combination with a wide
> variety of antioxidants actually have a 16% lower risk of developing lung
> cancer. The discrepency between this recent study and the ATBC study is
> explained by the fact that the earlier researchers looked at beta carotene
> independent of other supplements, whereas new science has shown that
> antioxidants protect the retina by interacting with other vitamins and
> phytochemicals. We learn, therefore, that when taken in combination with
> other supplements in a multi-spectrum formula, reasonable amounts of beta
> carotene may not only be safe for AMD patients who smoke, but it might
> be effective in lowering their risk of lung cancer.
> These findings were reported in the July issue of the American Journal of
> Epidemiology (Development of a comprehensive dietary antioxidant index and
> application to lung cancer risk in a cohort of male smokers. Wright ME,
> Mayne ST, et al. Am J Epidemiol 2004 Jul 1;160(1):68-76.) The abstract can
> be found at
> :) Lynn
> "Lynn" <lynn.scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> >I believe that everyone should take a mutivitamins, why? cause I don't
> >think there is anyone who getsa full daily allowance of every vitamin,
> >women! women (esp fertile age women) need folic acid just incease the
> > I take a multi and a high B-12 I get this checked every year because I
> > low). I also take a fish oil when I remember.
> > Where did you here vitamins are bad for you?
> > in high doses anything can be bad for you.
> > just a little reading
> > http://www.mothernature.com/Library/Bookshelf/Books/10/107.cfm
> > --
> > :) Lynn
> > OF+HOF
> > Leaper!
> > "PB" <pb1965@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> > news:N67_e.4366$cq2.440197@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> Is this true ? We can't take multi-vitamins while on Nicorette gum ?
> >> Vitamins are bad for you ? Is this a joke ? I thought vitamins would
> >> restore health after you quit.
> >> I've been taking multivitamins my whole life mostly.
> >> ---
> >> 4w 2d 18:34 smoke-free, 523 cigs not smoked, $167.36 saved, 1d 19:35
> >> saved
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