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What are some things that vitamin a does in our body?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
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In brief: Skin, membranes,more

Vitamin a, a fat-soluble vitamin, important for healthy teeth, bones, skin, mucous membranes.
2 forms, retinol, yellow pigment in animal foods (butter, eggs, cheese); carotenes, orange pigment in plant foods. A deficiency can cause difficulty seeing in low light conditions; increased susceptibility to infections in children + retarded growth.Too much vit a, anorexia, dry skin, insomnia, anemia.

In brief: Skin, membranes,more

Vitamin a, a fat-soluble vitamin, important for healthy teeth, bones, skin, mucous membranes.
2 forms, retinol, yellow pigment in animal foods (butter, eggs, cheese); carotenes, orange pigment in plant foods. A deficiency can cause difficulty seeing in low light conditions; increased susceptibility to infections in children + retarded growth.Too much vit a, anorexia, dry skin, insomnia, anemia.
Dr. Rick Kirschner
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