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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.
Foods made with biofortified corn flour and eggs retain vitamin A after cooking

Foods made with biofortified corn flour and eggs retain vitamin A after cooking

Experimental ‘golden’ potato could hold power to prevent disease in developing nations

Experimental ‘golden’ potato could hold power to prevent disease in developing nations

Researchers discover new regulatory role for protein that links diet and disease

Researchers discover new regulatory role for protein that links diet and disease

Genes that determine skin color studied - new revelations

Genes that determine skin color studied - new revelations

TGen awarded $2.5 million SU2C grant to test new method of treating pancreatic cancer

TGen awarded $2.5 million SU2C grant to test new method of treating pancreatic cancer

TSRI scientists develop molecular model for improving design of osteoporosis treatments

TSRI scientists develop molecular model for improving design of osteoporosis treatments

Higher vitamin D dosing decreases risk of premature infants having low bone density

Higher vitamin D dosing decreases risk of premature infants having low bone density

Salk scientists receive $2.5 million funding to conduct pancreatic cancer clinical study

Salk scientists receive $2.5 million funding to conduct pancreatic cancer clinical study

High fat diet linked to increased risk of relapse in kids with MS

High fat diet linked to increased risk of relapse in kids with MS

Rutgers scientists find efficient way to enhance nutritional value of corn

Rutgers scientists find efficient way to enhance nutritional value of corn

World’s smallest pacemaker for cardiology patients now offered at Medical City Dallas

World’s smallest pacemaker for cardiology patients now offered at Medical City Dallas

Vitamin D supplement can help boost immunity during winter months

Vitamin D supplement can help boost immunity during winter months

Multivitamin use during pregnancy could protect children from autism with intellectual disabilities

Multivitamin use during pregnancy could protect children from autism with intellectual disabilities

Lower meat consumption during pregnancy increases risk of substance misuse by offspring

Lower meat consumption during pregnancy increases risk of substance misuse by offspring

SunVit-D3 outline the importance of Vitamin D consumption

SunVit-D3 outline the importance of Vitamin D consumption

Genetic testing can improve safety of common blood thinner, study shows

Genetic testing can improve safety of common blood thinner, study shows

Heart failure more likely in elderly with low vitamin D levels, study shows

Heart failure more likely in elderly with low vitamin D levels, study shows

Study finds diet as important predictor of type 2 diabetes risk

Study finds diet as important predictor of type 2 diabetes risk

Blood vitamin D levels could help predict multiple sclerosis risk

Blood vitamin D levels could help predict multiple sclerosis risk

Ultraviolet LEDs more efficient than sunlight at producing vitamin D3 in the skin

Ultraviolet LEDs more efficient than sunlight at producing vitamin D3 in the skin