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What vitamin A does for our bodies, and why a deficiency can be dangerous

 

Aamer Imdad, MBBS (photo by Kathleen Paice Froio)

Aamer Imdad, MBBS (photo by Kathleen Paice Froio)

Upstate pediatric gastroenterologist Aamer Imdad, MBBS, helped analyze 47 medical studies about vitamin A deficiency in children. The studies showed that children who received vitamin A supplements had a significantly lower risk of dying from diarrhea, pneumonia or measles. His work has become part of a policy document that advocates for vitamin A supplementation in poor nations through food fortification and distribution or horticultural developments.

 

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