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Other than colestid (colestipol) what medications can lower blood levels of carotenoids?

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Dr. Duane Berkompas
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Higher is better

Most of published data points to the health benefit of increasing carotenoids in our diet.
There does not appear to be a need to lower levels. Data suggests these agents may lead to a reduction in macular degeneration, cataracts, certain cancers (lung, skin, uterine, cervix, gastrointestinal), and heart disease by decreasing formation of LDL particles.

In brief: Higher is better

Most of published data points to the health benefit of increasing carotenoids in our diet.
There does not appear to be a need to lower levels. Data suggests these agents may lead to a reduction in macular degeneration, cataracts, certain cancers (lung, skin, uterine, cervix, gastrointestinal), and heart disease by decreasing formation of LDL particles.
Dr. Duane Berkompas
Dr. Duane Berkompas
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Carotenoids

We don't usually measure carotenoids.
I found this info on line: beta-carotene: according to secondary sources, Cholestyramine (questran®) and Colestipol (colestid®) may reduce absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, including beta-carotene. A clinical trial suggests that serum carotenoid concentrations were reduced in adolescents treated with Colestipol (8660081). Serum levels of beta-carotene may be.

In brief: Carotenoids

We don't usually measure carotenoids.
I found this info on line: beta-carotene: according to secondary sources, Cholestyramine (questran®) and Colestipol (colestid®) may reduce absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, including beta-carotene. A clinical trial suggests that serum carotenoid concentrations were reduced in adolescents treated with Colestipol (8660081). Serum levels of beta-carotene may be.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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