Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/18/2008
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: This symposium covered current topics in carotenoids and health, with special emphasis on healthy aging. The carotenoids covered were beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, and beta-cryptoxanthin. Topics included the best food sources of these carotenoids, the importance of carotenoids as antioxidants and their effects on aging and disease processes, and a discussion of current problems in nutrition analysis and experimentation relevant to understanding nutritional information about carotenoids.