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  • n. Plural form of carotenoid.


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  • Others known as carotenoids produce shades of orange.

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  • Two other groups of chemicals in plant foods known as carotenoids are also powerful cancer fighters.

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  • There is convincing evidence that diets high in vegetables and fruits are protective against lung cancer and that compounds called carotenoids are probably responsible for some of this effect.

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  • Take the antioxidant pigments known as carotenoids, for example.

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  • Several studies have also raised the possibility that beta-carotene and other related compounds called carotenoids help prevent some cancers or heart disease and maintain memory into old age.

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  • But compared to the green chlorophylls and multihued anthocyanins, the carotenoids are the model of steadfastness.

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  • Beta-carotene, which can be transformed into vitamin A after it enters the body, is a member of a group of substances known as carotenoids, which are the pigments in brightly colored red, orange, and yellow plants.

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  • The absence of chlorophyll allows other pigments, called carotenoids, which have been present in the leaves all along, to show off a bit.

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  • And research has shown that nutrients known as carotenoids, often found in dark, leafy vegetables like kale or spinach, are loaded with melanin, which is the pigment found in the eye.

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  • The model provides clues how more colourful markings, produced by pigments known as carotenoids, help females select the most suitable mate.

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