Scientists at the University of Aberdeen have identified significant alterations to vitamin A distribution in the body of rats following alterations of the brain, suggesting the potential involvement of the brain in the body’s vitamin homeostasis.
A unique new nutrient delivery system, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, could help billions of people suffering from malnutrition by improving the way iron and vitamin A are fortified into foods, say those behind the project.
A study presented at the Nutrition 2018 conference in Boston suggests that adequate vitamin A levels may support infant growth—and that one Midwestern city may have a vitamin A ‘public health problem.’
Elderly people with low vitamin A levels may be more at risk of Alzheimer’s disease and lower brain functioning, says a new study that also finds even marginal vitamin A deficiency at birth can influence long-term risks.
DSM is handing its developing world vitamin A-based anti-blindness project, Sight and Life, to Vitamin Angels, the charity that has connected ingredient suppliers with more than 24m children, especially those who are vitamin A deficient.
Vitamin A may play a critical role in production of energy in our cells, says an international team of researchers who claim to have solved the “nearly 100-year-old question” of why vitamin A deficiency causes so many diseases.
American nutrition charity Vitamin Angels has launched a new
campaign to distribute vitamin A supplements to the world's poorest
children at risk from blindness and is relying on corporate aid for