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Plant Sources of Vitamin a and Human Nutrition: Red Palm Oil Does the Job

Noel W. Solomons
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-4887.1998.tb01666.x 309-311 First published online: 1 October 1998

Abstract

Studies in India demonstrate that the ß-carotene in red palm oil is as effective as high-dose retinyl palmitate as a supplement to restore and preserve vitamin A nutriture in schoolchildren and may be an effective food-based strategy to combat hypovitaminosis A.

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