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The Carrot Study

  • Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    Absorption of Naturally Present Compounds in Carrots and their Appearance in Blood and other Biofluids after Consumption (The ‘Carrot Study’)



  • Contact name

    Sarah Warner

  • Contact email

  • Sponsor organisation

    Joint Research Office

  • Duration of Study in the UK

    2 years, 2 months, 11 days

  • Research summary

    Studies have shown that certain compounds inside vegetables can reduce the risk of cancer. Some of these compounds have been studied in isolated cells that have shown a reduction in cancer cells as well as inflammatory markers which have been associated with an increased risk of cancer. These beneficial plant compounds have not been well studied in the human body and it is unclear whether they are able to be digested from the vegetable and reach the blood stream or whether they remain in the digestive system. The aim of this research project is to determine whether eating an amount of carrot can lead to the appearance of the bioactive compounds in the blood stream, in stool samples and in urine.

  • REC name

    North East - Newcastle & North Tyneside 1 Research Ethics Committee

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    17 Nov 2015

  • REC opinion

    Favourable Opinion