Vitamin A

High Vitamin A intake can lower skin cancer risk

Skin cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma, is hard to prevent, but this study suggests that eating a healthy diet rich in Vitamin A, in addition to wearing sunscreen and reducing sun exposure, may be a way to reduce the risk.

Aug 01, 2019, 15:13 PM IST

Vitamin A deficiency may up risk of tuberculosis

The study has found that people with low levels of vitamin A living with individuals sick with tuberculosis (TB) may be 10 times more likely to develop the disease than others with high levels of the nutrient.

Jun 13, 2017, 23:36 PM IST

Diet of 90% children could be deficient in essential nutrients, warns study

The study found that around nine out of every 10 children could be at risk of inadequate micronutrient intake, with almost 70 per cent at risk of having insufficient intake of four or more micronutrients.

May 05, 2017, 00:25 AM IST

Vitamin A deficiency in would-be mothers can elevate Alzheimer's risk for child

The findings, published today in Acta Neuropathologica, indicate that early developmental stages are crucial periods during which brain tissue is "programmed" for the rest of a person`s life.

Jan 28, 2017, 10:46 AM IST

A banana may boost eye health!

Recently, researchers have come up with a study that consuming bananas daily can prove beneficially for the eyes.

Apr 23, 2016, 18:36 PM IST

How vitamin A can reduce scarring in blood vessels

 A team of US researchers has developed a new biodegradable material with built-in vitamin A which has been shown to reduce scarring in blood vessels.

Jan 28, 2016, 13:36 PM IST

Vitamin A linked to alcoholic liver disease development

 Counteracting alcohol's effect on vitamin A levels in the liver may lead to novel treatments for alcoholic liver disease, suggests new research.

Sep 02, 2015, 16:24 PM IST

Vitamin A key to fight body infections

Vitamin A directs a key set of immune cells that protect the body from infection to the intestines, says a study.

Jul 12, 2015, 14:08 PM IST

Excess vitamin A disrupts immune system

Too much Vitamin A shuts down the body's trained immunity, opening door to infections to which we would otherwise be immune, says a new study.

Jul 01, 2015, 11:33 AM IST

Orange sweet potato reduces diarrhoea in children

A study has found that orange sweet potato (OSP), rich in Vitamin A, reduces both the prevalence and duration of diarrhoea in young children.

Jun 16, 2015, 18:08 PM IST

Half of pregnant women in India anaemic: Study

 Half of the pregnant women and 74 percent of children under five in India are anaemic, a malnutrition mapping project stated on Wednesday.

Apr 15, 2015, 20:56 PM IST

Why pregnant women should limit vitamin A intake

High-doses of vitamin A may adversely affect development of blood cells, thereby causing harm to the foetus in the process, says new research.

Feb 25, 2015, 17:28 PM IST

Vitamin A may protect kids from malaria

Vitamin A may protect children against the mosquito-borne malaria parasite, a study said.

Feb 04, 2015, 12:44 PM IST

Don't miss vitamin A after weight-loss surgery

People who have undergone bariatric surgery to shed weight should not miss on taking the prescribed supplements including Vitamin A to protect their eyes, says a study.

Dec 02, 2014, 12:33 PM IST

Imbibe real-beauty with vitamins

Bharti Taneja

Nov 24, 2014, 12:59 PM IST

Genetically edited fruits a reality soon

Soon eat apples that do not get brown when cut or have super bananas that produce more vitamin A. With genetic engineering, `smart` fruits are coming at a grocery store near you.

Aug 14, 2014, 12:39 PM IST

5 reasons why you should eat celery

Celery is one food item, the health benefits of which remain somewhat unsung.

Aug 14, 2014, 11:17 AM IST

Consuming fresh avocado with tomatoes or carrots enhances vitamin A absorption

A new study has revealed that consuming a whole fresh avocado with either an orange-colored tomato sauce or raw carrots significantly enhanced provitamin A carotenoid (alpha- and beta-carotene) absorption and conversion of these carotenoids to an active form of vitamin A.

Jul 11, 2014, 21:49 PM IST

Vitamin A derivative helps in treating obesity and type 2 diabetes

Vitamin A derivative helps in treating obesity and type 2 diabetes and prevents their cardiovascular complications, according to researchers at the University of Montreal and CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM).

Jun 17, 2014, 12:05 PM IST