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Chapter 3

The Importance of β-Carotene in the Context of Vitamin A

Vitamin A is an important ingredient of human diet and thus of worldwide interest. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) can result in various diseases, mostly starting with night-blindness and xerophthalmia. It can also impair immune functions leading to increased numbers and severity of gastrointestinal and/...
Print publication date: 30 Aug 2012
Copyright year: 2012
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-368-7
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-550-6