Deficiency Signs And Symptoms

Beta-carotene is considered a conditionally essential nutrient and becomes an essential nutrient when the dietary intake of retinol vitamin A is inadequate. Low serum beta-carotene levels have been associated with male gender, younger age, lower non-HDL-cholesterol, greater ethanol consumption and higher BMI Brady et al 1996 , increased lipoprotein density and the presence of inflammation Kritchevsky 1999 , high C-reactive protein Erlinger et al 2001 , high blood glucose Abahusain et al 1999 ,...