• 2017

    Supplementation with palm mixed-carotene shows abdominal adiposity modulation in obese children

  • 2016

    A cross-sectional study demonstrates high serum carotenoid is linked with higher bone mineral density

  • 2015

    High intake of bioavailable carotenoids is associated with a long-term reduced risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

  • 2015

    A cohort study shows high serum carotenoids is associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes development

  • 2004

    Synergistic antioxidative effects of carotenoids (ie: combination of alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, gamma-carotene, lutein and lycopene) http://content.iospress.com/articles/biofactors/bio00613

  • 1999

    Alpha-carotene possesses stronger antioxidant efficacy than beta-carotene

  • 1996

    PHS (Physician’s Health Study) found no beneficial effects- neither negative nor positive with beta-carotene supplementation

  • 1996

    CARET (Beta-Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial) was prematurely terminated when increased incidence of mortality from lung cancer became obvious among the subjects supplemented with single isoform of beta-carotene

  • 1994

    ATBC (Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention Study) study reported increased incidences of lung cancer with beta-carotene consumption

  • 1980s

    Beta-carotene shows beneficial effects to cancer cells

  • 1970s

    Many studies conducted to determine the suitability of beta-carotene in food and activity in the body

  • 1936

    Carotene was found to accumulate in tissues in proportion to availability in the diets

  • 1919

    Relationship between beta-carotene and vitamin A was established

  • 1916

    The identification of carotene in animal tissues

  • 1889

    The identification of oxygen transferring reactions (ie: antioxidant ability) in carotenes

  • 1886

    Carotene as a hydrocarbon structure was confirmed

  • 1831

    Carrot (a type of vegetable with rich source of carotene) was identified as an effective anthelminthic (ie: destroys parasitic worms) agent.