Carotenoids protect bones
Researchers with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service report yet another reason to eat your fruits and veggies.

The natural pigments found in plants may help protect against bone loss in older men and women. The researchers examined the effects of several carotenoid compounds, including alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, and lutein+zeaxanthin, on bone mineral density at two areas of the hip and lumbar spine. The subjects…

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