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Vitamin A deficiency : health, survival, and vision

Author: Alfred Sommer; Keith P West
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In much of the developing world, vitamin A deficiency is a serious public health problem. It was formerly known to blind half a million children each year but studies have established that it causes  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sommer, Alfred, 1942-
Vitamin A deficiency.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)605381854
Online version:
Sommer, Alfred, 1942-
Vitamin A deficiency.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)608681162
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Sommer; Keith P West
ISBN: 0195088247 9780195088243
OCLC Number: 32891215
Description: xiii, 438 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Background --
2. Child Survival --
3. Infectious Morbidity --
4. Xerophthalmia and Keratomalacia --
5. Anemia and Iron Metabolism --
6. Growth --
7. Contributory and Precipitating Events --
8. Biochemistry of Vitamin A and Carotenoids / James A. Olson --
9. The Relationship between Immunocompetence and Vitamin A Status / A. Catharine Ross --
10. Treatment of Vitamin A Deficiency and Xerophthalmia --
11. Assessment of Vitamin A Status --
12. Epidemiology of Deficiency --
13. Dietary Intervention --
14. Supplementation --
15. Fortification of Dietary Items with Vitamin A.
Responsibility: Alfred Sommer, Keith P. West, Jr. ; with James A. Olson, A. Catharine Ross.
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"This monograph from the group at John Hopkins that leads the world in this field will be an essential reference source for many years to come."--Xerophthalmia Club Bulletin"A mass of up-to-date and Read more...

 
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