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is retinol naturally found in the human body? is it there from vitamin a in our foods?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience General Practice
Yes and No: Retinol is produced in the body, and is consumed in animal products. It is sometimes referred to as preformed vitamin a.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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