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Beta Carotene May Protect Against Genetic Risk for Type 2 Diabetes, Stanford University School of Medicine Study



1/23/2013 7:09:17 AM

Stanford University School of Medicine investigators have found that for people harboring a genetic predisposition that is prevalent among Americans, beta carotene, which the body converts to a close cousin of vitamin A, may lower the risk for the most common form of diabetes, while gamma tocopherol, the major form of vitamin E in the American diet, may increase risk for the disease.



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