Safety of vitamin A.

@article{Bendich1989SafetyOV,
  title={Safety of vitamin A.},
  author={Adrianne Bendich and Lillian Langseth},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1989},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={
          358-71
        }
}
Vitamin A adequacy is discussed in terms of the recommended allowances appropriate for the needs of the majority of individuals. Deficiency can result in xerophthalmia and permanent blindness and in increased mortality rates among children. Toxicity has been associated with the overconsumption of vitamin A supplements. Acute hypervitaminosis A may occur after ingestion of greater than or equal to 500,000 IU (over 100 times the RDA) by adults or proportionately less by children. Symptoms are… CONTINUE READING
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