Vitamin A deficiency is still a public health problem in India.

@article{Arlappa2011VitaminAD,
  title={Vitamin A deficiency is still a public health problem in India.},
  author={Nimmathota Arlappa},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={48 11},
  pages={853-4}
}
Approximately one third of the world’s preschool-age population is estimated to be vitamin A deficient; with highest prevalence (44-50%) being reported in regions of Africa and South-East Asia [1].Vitamin A deficiency continues to be a major public health nutritional problem in India. The prevalence of Bitot’s spot, the objective sign of clinical VAD (0.8%) was higher than the figures recommended by the WHO (0.5%), indicating the public health significance in rural pre-school children of India… CONTINUE READING

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