# The importance of β-carotene as a source of vitamin A with special regard to pregnant and breastfeeding women

@article{Strobel2007TheIO,
title={The importance of $\beta$-carotene as a source of vitamin A with special regard to pregnant and breastfeeding women},
author={M. Strobel and J. Tinz and H. Biesalski},
journal={European Journal of Nutrition},
year={2007},
volume={46},
pages={1-20}
}
• Published 2007
• Medicine
• European Journal of Nutrition
SummaryVitamin A is essential for growth and differentiation of a number of cells and tissues. Notably during pregnancy and throughout the breastfeeding period, vitamin A has an important role in the healthy development of the fetus and the newborn, with lung development and maturation being particularly important. The German Nutrition Society (DGE) recommends a 40% increase in vitamin A intake for pregnant women and a 90% increase for breastfeeding women. However, pregnant women or those… Expand
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