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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Roscovitine enhances nuclear enrichment of traditionally cytoplasmic signaling molecules

Roscovitine enhances nuclear enrichment of traditionally cytoplasmic signaling molecules

Eating an egg a day is OK

Eating an egg a day is OK

Light-activated protein restores mitochondrion function in fruit fly model of Parkinson’s disease

Light-activated protein restores mitochondrion function in fruit fly model of Parkinson’s disease

Study finds no clear path for Golden Rice to reach people at risk of vitamin A deficiency

Study finds no clear path for Golden Rice to reach people at risk of vitamin A deficiency

Researchers identify liver fibrosis ‘off switch’ in mice

Researchers identify liver fibrosis ‘off switch’ in mice

Top NHS doctor warns of “exploitative” party drips claiming to cure hangovers

Top NHS doctor warns of “exploitative” party drips claiming to cure hangovers

Gulf war illness – one or two diseases?

Gulf war illness – one or two diseases?

Research shows link between clock genes and vitamin A pathway in the brain of Monarch butterflies

Research shows link between clock genes and vitamin A pathway in the brain of Monarch butterflies

Preclinical data on new drug combination to treat neuroblastoma published

Preclinical data on new drug combination to treat neuroblastoma published

Skin cancer risk falls with higher dietary vitamin A intake

Skin cancer risk falls with higher dietary vitamin A intake

High levels of vitamin A linked to reduced skin cancer risk

High levels of vitamin A linked to reduced skin cancer risk

Dietary vitamin A may protect against common skin cancer

Dietary vitamin A may protect against common skin cancer

Check with your doctor before putting your child on a vegan diet, say experts

Check with your doctor before putting your child on a vegan diet, say experts

Why cilantro (coriander) is good for your health

Why cilantro (coriander) is good for your health

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Nutritional supplements offer no protection against cardiovascular diseases, say researchers

Nutritional supplements offer no protection against cardiovascular diseases, say researchers

Protein found in the eye can protect against diabetic retinopathy

Protein found in the eye can protect against diabetic retinopathy

Adequate consumption of milk and dairy products can help prevent chronic diseases

Adequate consumption of milk and dairy products can help prevent chronic diseases

Fighting hidden hunger with promising new approach

Fighting hidden hunger with promising new approach

Poor sleep linked to a lack of essential vitamins and minerals

Poor sleep linked to a lack of essential vitamins and minerals