Vitamin A

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muzacgrl
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Vitamin A
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2011-10-20 18:52:57
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Vitamin A
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  1. What is another name for Vitamin A?
    Retinol(another name) in active form
  2. What is the Precursor of Vitamin A?
    Beta Carotene-antioxidant
  3. Functions of Vitamin A?
    • maintaining healthy eye tissue, necessary for good vision
    • fighting infection
    • health of mucus membranes
    • maintaining healthy epithelial cells
  4. Vitamin A Defieiency causes?
    • night blindness
    • susceptibility to infections
    • xerphthalmia (blindness -infection of eye)
  5. Vitamin A Disease?
    Hypovitaminosis A
  6. Characteristics of Vitamin A?
    • Fat soluble
    • deficiency
    • widespread in developing countries, millions of children loose their eye sight
  7. What are sources of Vitamin A?
    • Plant sources
    • high intese color

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