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Vitamin A is a nutrient that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Vitamin A helps in vision, bone growth, reproduction, growth of epithelium (cells that line the internal and external surfaces of the body), and fighting infections. It is fat-soluble (can dissolve in fats and oils). Vitamin A is found in liver, egg yolks, and whole milk dairy products from animals and in fish oils. It can also be made in the body from a substance found in some fruits and vegetables, such as cantaloupes, carrots, spinach, and sweet potatoes. Vitamin A is being studied in the prevention and treatment of some types of cancer. Also called retinol.
Skin cancer risk falls with higher dietary vitamin A intake

Skin cancer risk falls with higher dietary vitamin A intake

High levels of vitamin A linked to reduced skin cancer risk

High levels of vitamin A linked to reduced skin cancer risk

Dietary vitamin A may protect against common skin cancer

Dietary vitamin A may protect against common skin cancer

Check with your doctor before putting your child on a vegan diet, say experts

Check with your doctor before putting your child on a vegan diet, say experts

Why cilantro (coriander) is good for your health

Why cilantro (coriander) is good for your health

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Nutritional supplements offer no protection against cardiovascular diseases, say researchers

Nutritional supplements offer no protection against cardiovascular diseases, say researchers

Protein found in the eye can protect against diabetic retinopathy

Protein found in the eye can protect against diabetic retinopathy

Adequate consumption of milk and dairy products can help prevent chronic diseases

Adequate consumption of milk and dairy products can help prevent chronic diseases

Fighting hidden hunger with promising new approach

Fighting hidden hunger with promising new approach

Poor sleep linked to a lack of essential vitamins and minerals

Poor sleep linked to a lack of essential vitamins and minerals

Foods enhanced with proven health benefits are stuck in 'development limbo', GM expert says

Foods enhanced with proven health benefits are stuck in 'development limbo', GM expert says

A member of light-sensitive protein family plays role in adjusting skin color

A member of light-sensitive protein family plays role in adjusting skin color

Newly discovered bacteria-killing protein on the epidermis requires vitamin A to work

Newly discovered bacteria-killing protein on the epidermis requires vitamin A to work

Study: Child and adolescent health improved but maternal mortality worsened in the U.S.

Study: Child and adolescent health improved but maternal mortality worsened in the U.S.

Physicians turning to antibiotic alternatives for long-term acne treatment

Physicians turning to antibiotic alternatives for long-term acne treatment

Supplements provide no additional health benefits, conclude researchers

Supplements provide no additional health benefits, conclude researchers

Research identifies first case of a person without vitamin D binding protein

Research identifies first case of a person without vitamin D binding protein

Plant-based whole food diet can reduce gingivitis, shows study

Plant-based whole food diet can reduce gingivitis, shows study

Innovative micronutrient-rich food developed for elderly people with swallowing difficulties

Innovative micronutrient-rich food developed for elderly people with swallowing difficulties