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What Is Beta Carotene?

Of the carotenoids that the human body converts into vitamin A, the so-called provitamin A carotenoids, beta-carotene is the most abundant and effective in food. Alpha-carotene is also a provitamin A carotenoid, but about twice as much alpha-carotene (or cryptoxanthin) is required to produce the same amount of vitamin A as beta-carotene. Alpha-carotene has potential

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What Are Fad Diets?

What Are Fad Diets?

Fashion diets are fads based on the myth that foods have special properties that cause weight loss or weight gain themselves. They do not lead to long-term weight loss and do not promote healthy, sustainable eating and lifestyle habits. Research has shown that people at Weight Watchers meetings and eTools are eight times more likely

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