beta carotene supplements DON'T prevent cancer or heart disease
Here's a big surprise. It now looks like beta carotene supplements DON'T prevent cancer or heart disease.
In fact in smokers, beta carotene might INCREASE the risk of lung cancer. The gov't recently halted a large trial early because the researchers discovered this potentially detrimental effect.
Researchers are puzzled. People who eat FOODS high in beta carotene do seem to benefit. Maybe the benefit comes from something else in these foods. Encourage people to keep eating lots of fruits, veggies, and grains.