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Discovery Health answered:Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which acts as both an antioxidant and a pro-vitamin.
Antioxidants can slow aging by countering cell damage. They can help prevent death by cancer and heart disease.
Pro-vitamins are chemicals that can be converted into vitamins by our bodies. The...Read More
Discovery Health answered:Spending on prescription drugs is increasing faster than on other aspects of health care, thanks to the aging of the large baby boom generation. Prescription drug spending is rising each year, although at less than the double-digit rate experienced from 1994 to 2003. The change is due, in part, to insurers'...Read More