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- Maggio, Marcello, et al. Show all 10 Authors
- Nutrients 2015 v.7 no.8 pp. 6506-6519
- C-reactive protein; alpha-carotene; aromatase; beta-carotene; body mass index; cholesterol; energy; enzyme activity; estradiol; high performance liquid chromatography; insulin; linear models; liver function; lutein; lycopene; neoplasms; postmenopause; radioimmunoassays; testosterone; vitamin A; women; zeaxanthin
- ... Background. In vitro evidence suggests anti-estrogenic properties for retinol and carotenoids, supporting a chemo-preventive role of these phytochemicals in estrogen-dependent cancers. During aging there are significant reductions in retinol and carotenoid concentrations, whereas estradiol levels decline during menopause and progressively increase from the age of 65. We aimed to investigate the hy ...