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What are the health benefits of alpha-carotene?

A 2006 Japanese study published in the Journal of Epidemiology found that alpha-carotene reduces the risk of death by cardiovascular disease even more effectively than beta-carotene. Top alpha-carotene sources include butternut squash, carrots, pumpkins and persimmons. 

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