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Beta carotene studies "put to rest" cancer, heart disease prevention hopes -- NEJM editorial.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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BETA CAROTENE STUDIES "PUT TO REST" HOPES FOR LOWERING CANCER, HEART DISEASE RISK, according to an editorial in the May 2 New England Journal of Medicine. Two studies, published in the same issue of the NEJM, "should put to rest any remaining hopes that, for adults, beta carotene supplements may be an effective means of lowering the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease," Robert Greenberg, MD, and Michael Sporn, MD, Dartmouth Medical School, assert.

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