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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Vitamin A(Beta Coratene) Sources:-Apricots-Fresh Asparagus-Broccoli-Cantaloupe-Carrots-Eggs-Endive-Raw Kale-Leaf Lettuce-Liver-Milk-Mustard Greens-Pumpkin-Spinach-Squash-Sweet Potatoes-Tomatoes-Watermelon Functions:-Promotes bone growth, teeth development, reproduction-Aids in treatment of some eye disorders-Helps form and maintain healthy skin, hair, and mucous membrane-Builds body resistance to respiratory and other infections-May help treat acne, empetigo, boils, carbuncles, and open ulcers when applied externally-May help control Glaucoma-May speed healing-Possibly helps remove age spots-May help improve immunity-May help skin lesions, cuts, and wounds-Possible treatment for hyperthyroidism Deficiency:-Night blindness-Lack of tear secretion-Changes in eyes eventual blindness if severe and untreated-Susceptibility to infectious diseases-Dry, rough skin-Weight loss-Poor bone growth-Weak tooth enamel-Diarrhea, slow growth-Acne-Insomnia-Fatigue Excess:Having more than an average of 1.5mg a day of Vitamin A it can affect your bones,making them easy to fracture when your older.Also known as Osteoporosis Vitamin A is a fat-soulble that is an animal source. Common Names:Vitamine LiposolubleVitamin A AcetateVitamin A PalmitateAntixerophthalmic VitaminFat-Soluble Vitamin Daily Reference Intakes:-Infants0-6 months: 400 mcg RAE or 1,330 IU7-12 months: 500 mcg RAE or 1,665 IU-Children1-3 years: 300 mcg RAE or 1,000 IU4-8 years: 400 mcg RAE or 1,330 IU-Males9-13 years: 600 mcg RAE or 2,000 IU14 years and older: 900 mcg RAE or 3,000 IU-Females9-13 years: 600 mcg RAE or 2,000 IU14 years and older: 700 mcg RAE or 2,330 IU-Pregnant Women18 years or younger: 750 mcg RAE or 2,500 IUs19 years and older: 770 mcg RAE or 2,560 IU-Nursing Women18 years or younger: 1,200 mcg RAE or 4,000 IUs19 years and older: 1,300 mcg RAE or 4,300 IU Historical Information:In 1912, an English biochemist called Frederick Gowland Hopkins found unknown factors present in milk that were not fats, proteins or carbohydrates, but were required to aid growth in rats. Hopkins was later awarded the Nobel Prize (in 1929) for this discovery. In 1917, Elmer McCollum from the University of WisconsinMadison along with Lafayette Mendel and Thomas Burr Osborne from Yale University discovered one of these substances while researching the role of dietary fats. In 1918, these accessory factors were described as fat soluble and in 1920, they were referred to as vitamin A. "When children are weaned, they're often weaned on a rice gruel. If they don't get any beta-carotene or vitamin A during that period they could be harmed for the rest of their lives." High Risk:Vitamin A deficiency is a high-risk factorfor pregnant women, especially during the last trimester when demand by both the unborn child and the mother is highest.The mothers deficiency is demonstrated by the high prevalence of night blindness during this period.
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