It was indeed an honor to have been asked to present the 2010 James A Olson Memorial Lecture at the CARIG Symposium, Experimental Biology Meeting, Anaheim, California, in April 2010. In 1986–87, the senior author and his family spent a joyful nine- month sabbatical leave in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Iowa State University, hosted by the Olson lab. Much was learned from Jim Olson, Harold Furr, Arun Barua, Sherry Tanumihardjo, and many others. Dr Olson’s teachings were incredibly influential for my own laboratory’s development. The goal of this paper is to reflect upon the impact of four-carotene supplement trials that were designed and initiated near the time of my sabbatical. These trials were terminated about a decade later, but the results continue to influence how the scientific and public health communities around the world view -carotene supplement use.
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