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Chapter 4

Vitamin A in the Context of Supplementation

As early as 1500 BC, clinical symptoms of vitamin A deficiency such as night blindness were described by the Egyptians (Wolf 1978). Furthermore, the importance of vitamin A for resistance to infectious diseases has been known for almost hundred years. In 1913, McCollum and Davis published their work...
Print publication date: 30 Aug 2012
Copyright year: 2012
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-368-7
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-550-6