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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.
Hippo pathway plays essential role in embryonic development of the mouse heart

Hippo pathway plays essential role in embryonic development of the mouse heart

Less nutritious diet mainly contributes to Type 2 diabetes among U.S.-based South Asians

Less nutritious diet mainly contributes to Type 2 diabetes among U.S.-based South Asians

Steps to take for boosting immune system and maintaining a healthy body

Steps to take for boosting immune system and maintaining a healthy body

Undernutrition in preschool years linked to hearing loss later in life

Undernutrition in preschool years linked to hearing loss later in life

Vitamin A-enriched cattle fodder is the key to protect against cow's milk allergy

Vitamin A-enriched cattle fodder is the key to protect against cow's milk allergy

Scientists discover role of two specific HOX genes in colon cancer development

Scientists discover role of two specific HOX genes in colon cancer development

Women do not receive timely diagnosis for heart disease

Women do not receive timely diagnosis for heart disease

Bariatric surgery extends lifespan in obese patients, shows study

Bariatric surgery extends lifespan in obese patients, shows study

Top nutrients needed to boost mood and energy levels on Blue Monday

Top nutrients needed to boost mood and energy levels on Blue Monday

Global study on stroke prevention in high-risk AF patients

Global study on stroke prevention in high-risk AF patients

Lack of sunlight may be to blame for winter weight gain

Lack of sunlight may be to blame for winter weight gain

CHOP researchers explore effective nutritional therapies for mitochondrial disease

CHOP researchers explore effective nutritional therapies for mitochondrial disease

University of Montana researchers make discovery on unusual gene evolution in bacteria

University of Montana researchers make discovery on unusual gene evolution in bacteria

Study suggests vitamin C enhances tuberculosis drugs effectiveness

Study suggests vitamin C enhances tuberculosis drugs effectiveness

Adequate intake of choline during pregnancy could provide cognitive benefits for offspring

Adequate intake of choline during pregnancy could provide cognitive benefits for offspring

Study highlights link between vitamin K insufficiency and cardiovascular mortality

Study highlights link between vitamin K insufficiency and cardiovascular mortality

Using vitamin supplements before and during pregnancy may be linked to lower risk for ASD in children

Using vitamin supplements before and during pregnancy may be linked to lower risk for ASD in children

Arterial stiffness improves with high doses of vitamin D supplementation, study finds

Arterial stiffness improves with high doses of vitamin D supplementation, study finds

Calcium, vitamin D supplements may not protect older adults against hip fractures

Calcium, vitamin D supplements may not protect older adults against hip fractures

Folic acid supplementation during late pregnancy may increase risk of allergies in offspring

Folic acid supplementation during late pregnancy may increase risk of allergies in offspring