/ˈkɛ rə ˌtin/
- (n) an orange isomer of an unsaturated hydrocarbon found in many plants; is converted into vitamin A in the liver
- (n) yellow or orange-red fat-soluble pigments in plants
- Studies in the 1980s showed that people who consume a lot of beta-carotene-rich foods have a marked decrease in their risk of cancer.
- Beta carotene may prove powerful in combatting cancer as well.
- In particular, they focused on beta carotene, the most abundant and common carotenoid, as the most likely to prevent cancer.