Vitamin A has important function in the body. Vitamin A is involved in growth, an reproduction. In this paper description, function and deficiency diseases of vitamin A has been delineated here with. Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient for the normal functioning of the visual system, growth and development, immunity and reproduction. Vitamin A is a constituent of visual pigment and maintains epithelium. It protects against some epithelial cancer Vitamin A being a potent antioxidant is required for cell regulation. To combat the deficiency of vitamin A in community, awareness of their importance and their source plays a vital role. Food-based approaches have been reviewed and judged to have a promising role in integrated strategies, but many gaps in knowledge were identified; more well-designed studies on efficacy, effectiveness, cost effectiveness, and sustainability of food-based approaches are needed. The main sources of preformed vitamin A or retinol are liver, whole milk, fish oil and egg. Vitamin A is present in many animal tissues and is readily absorbed from such dietary sources in the terminal small intestine.
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Bhawan B. Bhende. Vitamin A: A Review Article. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(4):582-4. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2021.00135
Bhawan B. Bhende. Vitamin A: A Review Article. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(4):582-4. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2021.00135 Available on: https://ajner.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-11-4-27
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