Vitamin A: biomarkers of nutrition for development.

@article{Tanumihardjo2011VitaminAB,
  title={Vitamin A: biomarkers of nutrition for development.},
  author={Sherry Ann Tanumihardjo},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={94 2},
  pages={658S-65S}
}
Vitamin A is essential for multiple functions in mammals. Without vitamin A, mammals cannot grow, reproduce, or fight off disease. Because of its numerous functions in humans, biomarkers of vitamin A status are quite diverse. Assessment of liver reserves of vitamin A is considered the gold standard because the liver is the major storage organ. However, this measure is not feasible in human studies. Alternative biomarkers of status can be classified as biological, functional, histologic, and… CONTINUE READING
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