carotenemia


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carotenemia

[‚ka′rä·tə′nēm·ē·ə]
(medicine)
The presence of carotene in the blood; may cause yellowing of the skin.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Carotenemia is mostly associated with the over-consumption of carrots but can be caused by some citrus fruits due to their high beta carotene levels.
The 19-year-old Northumbria University psychology student decided on the bizarre bet after a row with her housemates about a condition known as carotenemia.
"Eat fewer vegetables!" Atypical advice for an atypical patient--a 30-year-old man with carotenemia brought on by a self-imposed dietary regimen that included 2-3 pounds of vegetables daily His palms, soles, underarms, and the margins of his nose and mouth took on a yellow-orange coloration several weeks after the dietary overhaul.
Eating too many carrots (or other yellow vegetables) can cause your skin to turn yellow, a harmless condition called carotenemia (kare-uh-teh-Nee-mee-uh) that comes from eating vegetables with lots of carotenoid (Kare-OT-n-oid) pigments.