Vitamin A

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.
What is Vitamin A?

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is required for a number of bodily functions. This vitamin is needed to maintain good vision and a healthy immune system, as well as being essential for growth and development.

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Milling and baking slash nutrient levels in wheat flour, new research shows

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New open-access resource reveals nutrient content of Indian foods

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Antioxidants combat high-fat diet-induced female reproductive issues, study reveals

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Balancing diets: study reveals plant protein's impact on nutrient levels in Americans

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Exploring the health secrets of cucurbits: A closer look at Cucumis and Momordica

Dietary vitamin A shows promise in Alzheimer's disease intervention, study finds

Dietary vitamin A shows promise in Alzheimer's disease intervention, study finds

Researchers explore the role of vitamin A in pathogenesis of psychiatric disorders

Researchers explore the role of vitamin A in pathogenesis of psychiatric disorders

Largest genetic study on circulating retinol reveals new insights into its impact on health

Largest genetic study on circulating retinol reveals new insights into its impact on health

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Unlocking non-hormonal male contraception with HDAC inhibitors

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Higher dietary niacin intake linked to lower COPD risk, study finds

Dietary carotenoids may reduce risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, study suggests

Dietary carotenoids may reduce risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, study suggests

Dietary shifts to less processed foods significantly lower triglycerides in women

Dietary shifts to less processed foods significantly lower triglycerides in women

The impact of diet on boosting immune function

The impact of diet on boosting immune function

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Feasting for immunity: Study highlights foods that bolster your body's defenses

Micronutrient deficiencies linked to gut microbiome shifts and antibiotic resistance

Micronutrient deficiencies linked to gut microbiome shifts and antibiotic resistance

Healthy eating may be a key player in COPD risk reduction

Healthy eating may be a key player in COPD risk reduction

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Can Beta-carotene boost cognitive health? Study reveals promising insights

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New rice discovery could be good news diabetics and rice lovers

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Falling folate levels sound alarm for urgent UK food fortification

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Balancing nutritional needs in children: Study highlights risks in plant-based and meat-based diets

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