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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.
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

Study reveals vitamin B12 as inhibitor of key enzyme in hereditary Parkinson's disease

Study reveals vitamin B12 as inhibitor of key enzyme in hereditary Parkinson's disease

Gut microbiota can help predict occurrence of colorectal cancer

Gut microbiota can help predict occurrence of colorectal cancer

Marijuana use during pregnancy may increase psychosis risk in offspring

Marijuana use during pregnancy may increase psychosis risk in offspring

Vitamin C can reduce the length of ICU stay

Vitamin C can reduce the length of ICU stay

Inherited form of rickets improves more with new injectable medicine than conventional therapy

Inherited form of rickets improves more with new injectable medicine than conventional therapy

City of Hope exhibits current studies and data on cancer therapies at AACR

City of Hope exhibits current studies and data on cancer therapies at AACR

Combination of two topical creams can prevent cancer

Combination of two topical creams can prevent cancer

Air Force develops genetic test to predict mental performance

Air Force develops genetic test to predict mental performance

Study: More vitamin D may boost memory but too much could lead to slower reaction time

Study: More vitamin D may boost memory but too much could lead to slower reaction time

Experts react to Kellogg’s claims about removal of key vitamins, minerals from popular Mexican cereals

Experts react to Kellogg’s claims about removal of key vitamins, minerals from popular Mexican cereals

Rice University bioscientists reveal danger of vitamin B12 deficiency

Rice University bioscientists reveal danger of vitamin B12 deficiency

Scientists develop GC-MS vitamin D test that costs as little as $0.70

Scientists develop GC-MS vitamin D test that costs as little as $0.70