News tagged with vitamin deficiency

Fortified against blindness

Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children. It also increases the risk of disease and death from severe infections, according to the World Health Organization. About 250 million preschool ...

dateAug 13, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Scientists find key to vitamin A metabolism

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have uncovered the mechanism that enables the enzyme Lecithin: retinol acyltransferase (LRAT) to store vitamin A—a process that is indispensable for vision.

dateDec 10, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Beta-carotene bioavailability of orange-fleshed honeydew

Eating fruits and vegetables is not often thought of as a "treatment." But according to researchers, there are more than 100 million people worldwide who have vitamin A deficiency, and for some of them, consuming fruits and ...

dateJul 02, 2014 in Other
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