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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.
Researchers describe promising strategy to remove melanoma's most powerful defenses

Researchers describe promising strategy to remove melanoma's most powerful defenses

Children have better nutrition when they live near forests, global study shows

Children have better nutrition when they live near forests, global study shows

One out of two children not getting enough nutrients needed for their health

One out of two children not getting enough nutrients needed for their health

FDA approves first targeted RNA-based treatment for rare, fatal genetic disease

FDA approves first targeted RNA-based treatment for rare, fatal genetic disease

Blue light from smart phones and digital devices could raise risk of blindness

Blue light from smart phones and digital devices could raise risk of blindness

Scientists turn to C. elegans for new model of peripheral neuropathy

Scientists turn to C. elegans for new model of peripheral neuropathy

Red meat - which to choose and how much to eat?

Red meat - which to choose and how much to eat?

Alnylam’s patisiran receives positive opinion from CHMP for treating hATTR amyloidosis

Alnylam’s patisiran receives positive opinion from CHMP for treating hATTR amyloidosis

New study shows how vitamin A effectively supports lung immunity against TB

New study shows how vitamin A effectively supports lung immunity against TB

Mangos found to be more effective in reducing symptoms of constipation

Mangos found to be more effective in reducing symptoms of constipation

New findings point to potential therapeutic avenues for leukemia

New findings point to potential therapeutic avenues for leukemia

UIC scientists discover way to generate heart cells for research on causes of AFib

UIC scientists discover way to generate heart cells for research on causes of AFib

Sweet potato-fortified bread may help fight vitamin A deficiency in Africa

Sweet potato-fortified bread may help fight vitamin A deficiency in Africa

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