Published in Proteomics Weekly, November 7th, 2005
"It is important that the factors influencing functional carotenoid absorption be made clear. The effect of rat diets containing different combinations of dietary protein, fat, and beta-carotene levels on beta-carotene absorption was evaluated," wrote K. Hosotani and colleagues, Wakayama University.
"In the mid-level beta-carotene diet groups (1.8 mg beta-carotene/100 g diet), the retinol content in the liver and the ratio of the liver retinol content to the beta-carotene intake (namely, retinol...
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