How a diet high in carotenoids can help women live longer, better

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Carotenoids are found in brightly colored fruits and vegetables and new research indicates women have a greater need for carotenoids than men.


(Nancy Schimelpfening/ Healthline) — Women tend to live longer than men but, paradoxically, tend to have more health issues as they age.

Scientists have speculated that it might be due to various factors, including hormonal and genetic differences between women and men.

However, new research from the University of Georgia suggests that it may be related to dietary factors.

Many of the conditions that affect women as they get older, like osteoporosis, dementia, cataracts, and macular degeneration, have been linked to a dietary shortfall of a type of phytonutrient called carotenoids. (…)

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