Vitamin A Deficiency Promotes Type 2 Barrier Immunity, National Institute of Allergy And Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Reveals

Published: Jan 24, 2014

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A team of researchers made up of members from a variety of institutions across the U.S. has found that a lack of vitamin A in the diet may help ward off worm infections. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes several experiments they conducted with vitamin A and mice to learn about its impact on barrier immunity and what they found as a result. A lack of vitamin A in the diet has been linked to several maladies, from night blindness to an increased risk of asthma attacks.

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