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Studies on hypercarotenemia due to excessive ingestion of carrot, pumpkin and papaw.
Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2011 Feb; 62(1):20-5.IJ

Abstract

Hypercarotenemia is diagnosed by yellowing of skin. The present study was carried out to study the carotenoids, their metabolites and the vitamin A levels in hypercarotenemics on reporting, changes in serum carotenoids following cessation of feeding carotenoid-bearing foods, and to determine the carotenoids in stools of hypercarotenemics and non-hypercarotenemics. Hypercarotenemic subjects (n = 35) were tested on reporting for a 2-month to 3-month period. Feces from hypercarotenemics (n = 5) and non-hypercarotenemics (n = 8) were extracted and subjected to reverse phase-high-performance liquid chromatography. A questionnaire was administered to parents (n = 35) of these hypercarotenemic children. The serum α- and β carotenoids varied from 119 g/dl to trace and from 149 g/dl to trace respectively, with the monohydroxy metabolites varying from 214 g/dl to nondetectable and polyhydroxy metabolites from 823 g/dl to 7.0 g/dl. Longitudinal studies indicated that serum carotenoid levels declined while vitamin A levels were maintained. α-Carotenes and β-carotenes were not detected in the feces of hypercarotenemics but were present in non-hypercarotenemics.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20868341

Citation

Wageesha, Nekadage Don Amal, et al. "Studies On Hypercarotenemia Due to Excessive Ingestion of Carrot, Pumpkin and Papaw." International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, vol. 62, no. 1, 2011, pp. 20-5.
Wageesha ND, Ekanayake S, Jansz ER, et al. Studies on hypercarotenemia due to excessive ingestion of carrot, pumpkin and papaw. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2011;62(1):20-5.
Wageesha, N. D., Ekanayake, S., Jansz, E. R., & Lamabadusuriya, S. (2011). Studies on hypercarotenemia due to excessive ingestion of carrot, pumpkin and papaw. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 62(1), 20-5. https://doi.org/10.3109/09637486.2010.511164
Wageesha ND, et al. Studies On Hypercarotenemia Due to Excessive Ingestion of Carrot, Pumpkin and Papaw. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2011;62(1):20-5. PubMed PMID: 20868341.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Studies on hypercarotenemia due to excessive ingestion of carrot, pumpkin and papaw. AU - Wageesha,Nekadage Don Amal, AU - Ekanayake,Sagarika, AU - Jansz,Errol Radclif, AU - Lamabadusuriya,Sanath, Y1 - 2010/09/27/ PY - 2010/9/28/entrez PY - 2010/9/28/pubmed PY - 2011/6/8/medline SP - 20 EP - 5 JF - International journal of food sciences and nutrition JO - Int J Food Sci Nutr VL - 62 IS - 1 N2 - Hypercarotenemia is diagnosed by yellowing of skin. The present study was carried out to study the carotenoids, their metabolites and the vitamin A levels in hypercarotenemics on reporting, changes in serum carotenoids following cessation of feeding carotenoid-bearing foods, and to determine the carotenoids in stools of hypercarotenemics and non-hypercarotenemics. Hypercarotenemic subjects (n = 35) were tested on reporting for a 2-month to 3-month period. Feces from hypercarotenemics (n = 5) and non-hypercarotenemics (n = 8) were extracted and subjected to reverse phase-high-performance liquid chromatography. A questionnaire was administered to parents (n = 35) of these hypercarotenemic children. The serum α- and β carotenoids varied from 119 g/dl to trace and from 149 g/dl to trace respectively, with the monohydroxy metabolites varying from 214 g/dl to nondetectable and polyhydroxy metabolites from 823 g/dl to 7.0 g/dl. Longitudinal studies indicated that serum carotenoid levels declined while vitamin A levels were maintained. α-Carotenes and β-carotenes were not detected in the feces of hypercarotenemics but were present in non-hypercarotenemics. SN - 1465-3478 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20868341/Studies_on_hypercarotenemia_due_to_excessive_ingestion_of_carrot_pumpkin_and_papaw_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/09637486.2010.511164 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -