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Carotenoids may lower oxidative stress and reduce chances for developing type 2 diabetes
In this study, doctors measured antioxidant carotenoids in the diets of 37,846 people and followed up for 10 years. The average carotenoids in the diet were 10 mg per day. People who got the most alpha- and beta carotene were 22 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to those who got the
least. For alpha-carotene alone, those who got the most were 15 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to those who got the least. Doctors said the antioxidants in carotenoids lower oxidative stress, and that this may be how carotenoids reduce chances for developing type 2 diabetes.

Reference: Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases; 2015, Vol. 25, No. 4, 376-81.
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