Vegetable consumption and carotenoids in plasma and adipose tissue in Malaga, Spain

J. Gomez-Aracena, R.P. Bogers, P. van 't Veer, E. Gomez-Gracia, A. Garcia-Rodriguez, H. Wedel, J. Fernandez-Crehuet Navajas

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Objective: To study relationships between habitual dietary intake, adipose tissue concentrations of alpha-carotene; beta carotene and lycopene, and plasma concentrations of alpha- and beta-carotene. Design: Cross-sectional study including assessment of food habits by a food frequency questionnaire and 48-hour recall and determination of carotenoid concentrations in adipose tissue and plasma. Subjects: 51 women (mean age of 62 years) from the control group of the European Community Multicentre. Study on Antioxidants, Myocardial Infarction, and Breast Cancer (EURAMIC), Malaga, Spain. Results: In adipose tissue, beta-carotene was correlated with consumption of green pepper (r = 0.36; p <0.05) and lycopene with total fruit/vegetable intake (r = 0.28; p <0.05), green pepper (r = 0.31; p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-31
JournalInternational Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • beta-carotene
  • human health
  • lycopene
  • cancer
  • tomato
  • women
  • fruit
  • population
  • absorption
  • tocopherol


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