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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Vitamin A supplementation is missed by two in five children in India, analysis finds

Vitamin A supplementation is missed by two in five children in India, analysis finds

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New studies examine the causes and effects of COVID-19-related food insecurity

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Effects of diet on COVID-19 outcomes

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Non-hormonal male contraceptive effectively prevents pregnancy in mice

TTUHSC secures $1.87 million grant to investigate the impact of vitamin A depletion on Alzheimer’s disease

TTUHSC secures $1.87 million grant to investigate the impact of vitamin A depletion on Alzheimer’s disease

Study finds a causal link between deforestation and reduction in people's dietary quality

Study finds a causal link between deforestation and reduction in people's dietary quality

Study evaluates efficacy of isotretinoin in improving COVID-19 outcomes

Study evaluates efficacy of isotretinoin in improving COVID-19 outcomes

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Manipulating carotenoids can improve plant growth, stress tolerance and increase yield

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Skin cells outside of the hair follicles play large role in the development of a pimple

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Maternal anemia during pregnancy may increase risk of childhood anemia

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Drug combination highly effective in children with standard- and high-risk acute promyelocytic leukemia

Yale researchers uncover how the brain takes shape during mid-pregnancy

Yale researchers uncover how the brain takes shape during mid-pregnancy

Could vitamin A help to regain your smell loss after COVID-19?

Could vitamin A help to regain your smell loss after COVID-19?

UTSW researchers discover how vitamin A enters immune cells in the intestines

UTSW researchers discover how vitamin A enters immune cells in the intestines

COVID-19 lockdown negatively impacted Indian women's nutrition, study shows

COVID-19 lockdown negatively impacted Indian women's nutrition, study shows

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The Role of FT-NIR Spectroscopy in Edible Oils and Fats

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Which vitamins and minerals help with COVID?

Study finds molecular pathway that can explain how chronic kidney disease induces heart failure

Study finds molecular pathway that can explain how chronic kidney disease induces heart failure

Methylene Blue could replace current sunscreen components to protect human skin and the environment

Methylene Blue could replace current sunscreen components to protect human skin and the environment