Vitamin A
What is vitamin A?
Vitamin A plays an important role in vision, bone growth, reproduction, cell division, and cell differentiation (in which a cell becomes part of the brain, muscle, lungs, blood, or other specialized tissue.)

What happens if I have a deficiency in vitamin A?
Vitamin A deficiency is common in developing countries but rarely seen in the United States. Approximately 250,000 to 500,000 malnourished children in the developing world become blind each year from a deficiency of vitamin A.

What happens if I have excess vitamin A?
Hypervitaminosis A has four symptoms: birth defects, liver abnormalities, reduced bone mineral density that may result in osteoporosis and central nervous system disorders.

 

Source: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminA-HealthProfessional/

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