Category Archives: Nutrition: Vitamin A

Vitamin A directs immune cells to the intestines: Purdue University






WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A key set of immune cells that protect the body from infection would be lost without directions provided by vitamin A, according to a recent study. A team of researchers from Purdue University found retinoic acid, … Continue reading






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Orange sweet potato reduces diarrhea in children






Washington, June 15 — A new study has found that orange sweet potato (OSP) reduced both the prevalence and duration of diarrhea in young children in Mozambique. The OSP was conventionally bred to provide more vitamin A in the diet. … Continue reading






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Children who get vitamin A may be less likely to develop malaria






Children under age 5 living in sub-Saharan Africa were 54 percent less likely to develop malaria if they had been given a single large dose of vitamin A, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health … Continue reading






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Vitamin A may protect against inflammatory bowel disease






Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have made novel discoveries around the protective influence of Vitamin A against the damaging immune responses that lead to inflammatory bowel disease. The research led by Professor of Experimental Immunology, Kingston Mills has just been … Continue reading






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Multivitamin-multimineral treatment has NO EFFECT on mortality risk: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition






Multivitamin-multimineral supplementation and mortality: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Helen Macpherson, Andrew Pipingas, and Matthew P Pase Center for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia. No specific external funding was received for this project. First published December … Continue reading






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High doses of green tea, vitamin A can cause liver damage: Loyola expert






Newswise — Dose-dependent (acetaminophen) and idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States, responsible for approximately 50 percent of all reported cases. “Awareness of the dangers of acetaminophen has risen but … Continue reading






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Vitamin A supplements for children could save 600,000 lives a year






Children in low and middle income countries should be given vitamin A supplements to prevent death and illness, concludes a study published on bmj.com today. The researchers argue that the effectiveness of vitamin A supplementation is now so well-established that … Continue reading






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Cataract prevention not helped by vitamins C, E: study






Long-term use of vitamins C and E had no visible effect on the incidence of cataract in older men, researchers reported. There was “no notable beneficial or harmful effect on the risk of cataract,” according to William Christen, ScD, of … Continue reading






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Drinking 100 percent fruit juice linked to improved nutrient intake: trade ass’n






Adults who do not drink fruit juice are more likely to fall below recommended levels for several key nutrients, including vitamins A and C and magnesium. Additionally, a greater percentage of those consuming fruit juice exceeded recommended levels for calcium … Continue reading






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