[Hypovitaminosis A in Brazil: a public health problem].

@article{Ramalho2002HypovitaminosisAI,
  title={[Hypovitaminosis A in Brazil: a public health problem].},
  author={R. A. Ramalho and H. Stevens Flores and Cl{\'a}udia Saunders},
  journal={Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={
          117-22
        }
}
Vitamin A deficiency is considered one of the most important of the easily preventable public health problems in a number of countries, including Brazil. The objective of this study was to review the scientific literature in the MEDLINE and LILACS databases that was published between 1970 and 2000 concerning vitamin A deficiency, and to assess the occurrence of hypovitaminosis A in Latin America, especially Brazil. Our research showed that until around 1980 the public health concerns focused… CONTINUE READING

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