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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.
Component of fire ant venom shows promise as a psoriasis treatment

Component of fire ant venom shows promise as a psoriasis treatment

Canadian children fall short of daily dietary recommendations on school days

Canadian children fall short of daily dietary recommendations on school days

Study reveals link between vitamin B supplementation and lung cancer

Study reveals link between vitamin B supplementation and lung cancer

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Study finds link between vitamin D deficiency and elevated heart failure risk in older adults

Study finds link between vitamin D deficiency and elevated heart failure risk in older adults

FDA warns against use of many drugs, dietary supplements due to potential contamination

FDA warns against use of many drugs, dietary supplements due to potential contamination

Alternative medicine use instead of proven cancer therapies results in worse survival

Alternative medicine use instead of proven cancer therapies results in worse survival

Penn State researchers find that eating almonds may help improve function of HDL cholesterol

Penn State researchers find that eating almonds may help improve function of HDL cholesterol

Vitamin B3 supplementation during pregnancy may prevent birth defects, in-vivo study suggests

Vitamin B3 supplementation during pregnancy may prevent birth defects, in-vivo study suggests

New review shows potential of Vitamin B3 for preventing melanoma

New review shows potential of Vitamin B3 for preventing melanoma

Tackling food allergies: is immunotherapy the answer?

Tackling food allergies: is immunotherapy the answer?

Proton pump inhibitor use not linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease

Proton pump inhibitor use not linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease

Study offers potential new strategy for use of retinoids against some breast cancers

Study offers potential new strategy for use of retinoids against some breast cancers

Low vitamin D may affect recovery of injured corneas

Low vitamin D may affect recovery of injured corneas

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

Scientists reveal key role of excess gut calcium in C. diff infections

Scientists reveal key role of excess gut calcium in C. diff infections

Diabetes leads to increase in autonomic and small fiber neuropathy

Diabetes leads to increase in autonomic and small fiber neuropathy

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy negatively impacts development of children

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy negatively impacts development of children

QUT researchers develop golden-orange bananas rich in pro-vitamin A

QUT researchers develop golden-orange bananas rich in pro-vitamin A

Ground breaking study dispels myth that vitamin D2 and D3 have same nutritional value

Ground breaking study dispels myth that vitamin D2 and D3 have same nutritional value